Museums

2016 Feb 04

Gallery Talk: Italian Prints from the 16th Century

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
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.

Elizabeth Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints in the Division of European and American Art, will give today’s gallery talk. Every month this spring, she will offer a talk focused on prints in the permanent collections.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Italian Prints from the 16th Century

2016 Jan 28

Beyond Bosch?

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free admission. Following the lecture, the Beyond Bosch exhibition will remain open until 8pm. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

It is nearly impossible to go “beyond Bosch.” Master of the outlandish and premier portraitist of the hellish beyond, Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) challenged imitators, yet imitators were legion, as the exhibition on display at the Harvard Art Museums shows. Joseph Leo Koerner, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, will introduce the art of this most enigmatic of painters, consider its amazing afterlife, especially in the medium of print, and explore how the achievements of the artist transcended those of his predecessors. Sketching the path from Bosch to Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525–1569), Koerner will discover the birth of a painting of everyday life from the spirit of enmity.... Read more about Beyond Bosch?

2016 Jan 25

Gallery Talk: Beyond Bosch

Repeats every Monday, Wednesday, Friday until Wed Feb 03 2016 except Wed Jan 27 2016, Fri Jan 29 2016, Mon Feb 01 2016.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
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.

Danielle Carrabino, associate research curator in European art, will give today’s gallery talk, which relates to the exhibition Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print, on view through May 8, 2016.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Beyond Bosch

2016 Jan 23

Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print

Sat Jan 23 (All day) to Sun May 8 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

Exhibition dates: January 23, 2016–May 8, 2016
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums

The art of Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) is characterized by fantastic creatures, fire-breathing monsters, and apocalyptic visions of Hell. Fascination with Bosch’s paintings ignited the imaginations of artists and viewers alike, giving rise to a distinct group of images inspired by this singular artist. This exhibition, organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum, explores the phenomenon of Bosch’s wide-reaching impact through the print medium from the 16th century to the present. The more than 30 prints on display, mostly from private collections, are joined by a selection from the Harvard Art Museums collections, presenting a unique opportunity to view these riveting works.... Read more about Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print

2015 Dec 14

The Integration of an Art “Superstar”: Munch at the National Museum Oslo—Today and Tomorrow

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free admission

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch has achieved superstar-like status in the art world and in popular culture, largely due to his well-known painting The Scream. The first of four versions of this famous work is housed at the National Museum Oslo. Nils Ohlsen, director of Old Masters and modern art at the National Museum, will visit Harvard to discuss his museum’s strong Munch holdings, including both paintings and prints, as well as its definitive collection of Norwegian modernism. As the National Museum prepares for a major modernization and expansion, this lecture is about a work in progress.... Read more about The Integration of an Art “Superstar”: Munch at the National Museum Oslo—Today and Tomorrow

2015 Nov 01

Family Event: Day of the Dead

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
No advance tickets required. Snack and activities free with museum admission. Skull decorating fee: $5 per skull.
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Mexican folk dance and live mariachi music encourage families to participate in this joyful event welcoming back the spirits of loved ones. Try a traditional snack in festive museum galleries. View contemporary carved and painted folk art from Oaxaca by Ventura and Norberto Fabian. Decorate a sugar skull, make papel picado (cut paper banners) or another work of art and design a message to place upon the Dia de los Muertos altar. Altars and papel picado paper banners will be on view by the end of the day Wednesday, October 28 and remain on view through November.... Read more about Family Event: Day of the Dead

2015 Oct 29

The Harvard Art Museums Go POP! Student Celebration of Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Enter via Quincy St. Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free and open to all Harvard undergraduate and graduate students; a current Harvard University ID is required for admission. Space is limited; students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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We're keeping our galleries open late for Harvard students to celebrate Corita Kent and the Language of Pop. Join us for a special evening, featuring:

2015 Nov 04

Trimalchio ad nauseam: Roman Art as a Tyranny of Bad Taste?

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level

Presented byHarvard Art Museums
Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Ruth Bielfeldt, Harvard’s Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities, takes the lavish dinner party of the Roman freedman Trimalchio (described in Petronius’s Satyricon) as the starting point for a critical look at wall paintings and other domestic art of early Imperial Rome. Are excess and mishmash always bad, or does Trimalchio’s desire to turn the world into an overstuffed dish offer a key to a different understanding of Roman tastes and aesthetics?... Read more about Trimalchio ad nauseam: Roman Art as a Tyranny of Bad Taste?

2015 Nov 17

Artist Talk: Lorraine O’Grady

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Year of Light.
Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

In connection with her exhibition, Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers, on view from October 29, 2015 through January 10, 2016 at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the artist will discuss her rich and critically engaged practice.... Read more about Artist Talk: Lorraine O’Grady

2015 Nov 12

Lecture: The Visual Commons: #BlackLivesMatter

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Tickets: Free admission; tickets required. Tickets for the lecture will be distributed after 5pm, on the Lower Level, on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to two per person. The lecture hall doors open at 5:30pm. The museums will stay open until 10pm on November 12 to allow for time in the galleries before and after the lecture.

In this public lecture, Nicholas Mirzoeff, professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University, will provide a genealogy of the visual commons, which he defines as “where we practice freedom, see each other, invent each other, and create a common space between us that cannot be owned.”... Read more about Lecture: The Visual Commons: #BlackLivesMatter

2015 Nov 12

Harvard Art Museum open until 10 PM (Evening Hours sponsored by National Grid)

10:00am to 10:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and National Grid
Free admission

In celebration of our special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, the museums will stay open on Thursday, November 12 until 10pm. National Grid, a major corporate supporter of the exhibition, is sponsoring the evening hours. All galleries will remain open.

At 6pm, visitors are...

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2015 Oct 22

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

Repeats every month on the 10 of December until Thu Dec 10 2015 except Tue Nov 10 2015.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
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.

Experience Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage (1930) in motion. The Light Prop, also known as the Light-Space Modulator, is a pioneering device designed to produce a kaleidoscopic array of light effects. Although fragile, the Light Prop is still operational. It will be run briefly following an introduction by Robert Wiesenberger, the Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

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