Museums

2016 Aug 10

Harvard Treasures Tour: Re-creating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres, at the Harvard Semitic Museum

12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: $5 for members

Members are invited to learn more about the Harvard Semitic Museum’s exhibit of the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres — a full-scale reproduction of an ancient Egyptian throne that dates to about 2550 BCE.... Read more about Harvard Treasures Tour: Re-creating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres, at the Harvard Semitic Museum

2016 Jul 11

Lecture: Presence and Presencing

3:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free
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With works drawn from public and private collections in Australia and the United States, Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia explores the ways in which time is folded into Indigenous, artistic, social, historical, and philosophical life....

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2016 May 21

Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910

Sat - Sun, May 21 to Aug 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Tickets required (see below)
Runs: through August 14
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This exhibition will explore the mysterious visual world of symbolism, a challenging and open-ended cultural phenomenon of the late 19th century. It formed an important bridge between impressionism and modernism, yet was more than these two movements. Symbolism sought to evoke ideas subjectively—through color, form, and composition—rather than objectively representing worldly appearances. The title of the show is inspired by Les Fleurs du Mal, an influential collection of poems by symbolist poet Charles Baudelaire, and thereby alludes to the literary ramifications of the movement.... Read more about Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910

2016 May 21

Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China

Sat - Sun, May 21 to Aug 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Tickets required (see below)
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Ancient pottery vessels are not only works of art but also representations of technical achievement, products of economic value, and windows into understanding ancient history and society. This installation showcases approximately 60 excellent, yet rarely seen prehistoric Chinese ceramics from the collections of the Harvard Art Museums and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.... Read more about Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China

2016 May 21

Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt

Sat - Sun, May 21 to Aug 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Tickets required (see below)
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The Harvard Art Museums hold one of the most comprehensive U.S. collections of Netherlandish, Dutch, and Flemish drawings from the 15th to 18th century. This exhibition will present about 40 of those drawings, covering five salient themes in the art history of the Netherlands during the 16th and 17th centuries. Works by the period’s outstanding draftsmen will be on view, including Pieter Bruegel, Lambert Doomer, Jacques de Gheyn II, Hendrick Goltzius, Jan van Goyen, Maarten van Heemskerck, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, and Cornelis Vroom.... Read more about Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt

2016 Apr 11

Museum Conversations: Curating Data/Challenging History

6:30pm

Location: 

Northwest B-103

Presented By: Co-sponsored by the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and the Harvard Art Museums
ADMISSION: This exhibition is free and open to the public.

In this year's seminar on innovative curatorial practice, Laura Kurgan of Columbia University and artist Fred Wilson will, from different perspectives, reflect on their work to reimagine how museum exhibits present information, often by juxtaposing the unexpected to create new insights. Their short presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion.... Read more about Museum Conversations: Curating Data/Challenging History

2016 Mar 30

Lecture: “Bringing Wine and Joy: Dionysos and Viticulture on Coins of Asia Minor"

6:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Presented ByHarvard Art Museums
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. Following the lecture, the ancient art galleries will remain open until 8 pm.
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Many regions of ancient Asia Minor were what we would now think of as “wine country.” In Greek and Roman times, several cities prospered from viticulture, as evidenced by their coins depicting grapes, amphorae, and the wine god Dionysos himself. More than 50 cities in Asia Minor claimed to be his birthplace, and would organize wine festivals and Carnivalesque parades to honor him. Johannes Nollé, professor of ancient history and epigraphy at Ludwig-Maximilians University, in Munich, will present some of the best examples of coins from the region and convey some of the joie de vivre so characteristic of life in classical antiquity.... Read more about Lecture: “Bringing Wine and Joy: Dionysos and Viticulture on Coins of Asia Minor"

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