Museums

2017 Aug 23

Gallery Talk: The Color Red in 17th-Century Europe

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions...

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2017 Jul 20

Gallery Talk (in English): Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

12:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Runs: May 20–August 13, 2017, 2017
Gallery talks: (in Mandarin Chinese) July 13 & August 3, 12-1 PM; (in English) July 20, 12:30-1 PM
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Yan Yang, curatorial assistant for the collection in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, will give today’s gallery talk. Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace is on view from May 20 through August 13, 2017.... Read more about Gallery Talk (in English): Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

2017 Jul 02

Summer Sundays at Harvard Semitic Museum

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Aug 27 2017 .
11:30am to 3:00pm

11:30am to 3:00pm
11:30am to 3:00pm
11:30am to 3:00pm
11:30am to 3:00pm
11:30am to 3:00pm
11:30am to 3:00pm
11:30am to 3:00pm
11:30am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue

Presented by: Harvard Semitic Museum
Admission: Admission to the museum is always free.
Museum hours: Open Sunday-Friday 11-4, Closed Saturdays
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2017 Jul 13

Gallery Talk (in Mandarin Chinese): Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 03 2017 except Thu Jul 20 2017, Thu Jul 27 2017.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Runs: May 20–August 13, 2017, 2017
Gallery talks: (in Mandarin Chinese) July 13 & August 3, 12-1 PM; (in English) July 20, 12:30-1 PM
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中文導覽:

“珍陶萃美” —清宫陳設钧瓷賞析

2017年7月13日

主講: 楊妍 館員、研究員

哈佛大學藝術博物館5月20日至8月13日舉辦主題展覽Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace。圍繞館藏的鈞瓷精品,討論清宮陳設類鈞瓷的工藝特點、製作方法及其歷史和藝術欣賞價值。歡迎參觀!

導覽憑門票參加。名額限於15人。請於導覽開始前十分鐘在售票處領取,並於售票處旁的電子顯示屏前集合。

Yan Yang, curatorial assistant for the collection in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, will give today’s gallery talk. Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace is on view from May 20 through August 13, 2017.... Read more about Gallery Talk (in Mandarin Chinese): Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

2017 May 20

Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museum, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Runs: May 20–August 13, 2017, 2017
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Gallery Talk (in Mandarin Chinese): July 13 & August 3, 12:30-1 PM
Gallery Talk (in English) : July 20, 12:30-1 PM

 

The Harvard Art Museums hold the largest and finest collection in the West of a rare and strikingly beautiful type of ceramic ware used in the private quarters of the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace in Beijing.... Read more about Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

2017 Jun 21

Summer Solstice Celebration 2017: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, 11 Divinity Avenue

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Admission: Free and open to the public. 
Summer Solstice Celebration Hours: 5-9 PM
Regular Museum Hours: 9 AM-5 PM
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Kick off summer at the Harvard Museums...

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2017 May 20

A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti

Sat - Sun, May 20 to Aug 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Exhibition runs: May 20-August 13, 2017
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This focused exhibition features illustrated Persian manuscripts and detached folios that were collected in the early 20th century by Harvard alumnus Bernard Berenson (1865–1959), the famous American art historian and connoisseur of Italian Renaissance painting. Berenson prized these works at his home in Florence, Villa I Tatti, which he bequeathed to Harvard and which now serves as the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. The exhibition offers the first opportunity to see these works outside Villa I Tatti.... Read more about A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti

2017 May 31

Cracking the Code: Glimpses into the Making of a Mughal Album Folio from the I Tatti Collection

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free admission. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30pm. Following the lecture, the exhibition A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti will be open for one hour.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Exhibition runs: May 20-August 13, 2017
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Scholars are just beginning to understand Mughal albums—elusive, eclectic, palimpsest-like assemblages of paintings and calligraphy. A close look at an early 17th-century imperial Mughal folio acquired by art collector Bernard Berenson in 1911 yields new information about how it and albums like it were made. In this lecture, scholar Laura Parodi will discuss aspects of the album that offer clues to the anonymous artists who compiled such albums, giving us insight into the artists’ techniques and the shortcuts they used to work efficiently and to the full satisfaction of their patrons. What begins as a tale of two collectors—Bernard Berenson and the Mughal emperor Jahangir—turns into an intricate story with multiple voices, challenging Western assumptions about authorship.... Read more about Cracking the Code: Glimpses into the Making of a Mughal Album Folio from the I Tatti Collection

2017 May 20

Reverie: Christopher Wilmarth, Before and After Mallarmé

Sat - Sun, May 20 to Aug 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Exhibition Runs: May 20-August 13, 2017
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In 1978, sculptor Christopher Wilmarth was asked by poet Frederick Morgan to illustrate his translation of a group of seven poems by the French symbolist Stéphane Mallarmé.... Read more about Reverie: Christopher Wilmarth, Before and After Mallarmé

2017 May 23

Lecture: The Hungry Eye: Art and Ambition in Copley’s Boston

3:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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John Singleton Copley grew up in mid-18th-century Boston, which maps proclaimed “the metropolis of New England.” For at least a generation, scholars accepted this description, emphasizing the cosmopolitanism of the town—a British seaport whose chattering classes called London “home”—and imagined Harvard as a seat of learning with firm claims to membership, even leadership, in a global republic of letters. Copley’s biography reveals a more complicated place, where it was easier to read than to see and easier to yearn than to achieve.... Read more about Lecture: The Hungry Eye: Art and Ambition in Copley’s Boston

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