Museums

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

2017 Apr 30

The Magic of Java Free Admission Day in Honor of the Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary

2:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Admission: Free Admission Day in Honor of the Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary  
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Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Enjoy a contemporary performance based on scenes from...

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2017 Mar 29

Gallery Talk: Revolution and Realism in the 1860s

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums 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 desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets. ...

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2017 Mar 28

Gallery Talk: A New Leader in Times of Uncertainty

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums 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 desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets. ...

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2017 Mar 27

Gallery Talk: Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums 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 desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets. ...

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