Museums

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"

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

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