Ongoing & Upcoming Exhibitions

From ancient artifacts to contemporary artworks, Harvard's museums and galleries house astonishing collections that illuminate a wide range of disciplines. They are open free of charge to all university affiliates, and several with an admission fee to the public. The following list may not be comprehensive; please check the museums' and galleries' websites for more information.

2016 Feb 11

Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave
Thu - Fri, Feb 15 to Jun 1, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Admission: Free  
Museum hours: Open Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm; Sundays, 1pm - 4pm. Closed Saturday
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An interdisciplinary collaboration at Harvard University has created a full-scale reproduction of an ancient Egyptian...

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2016 May 21

Sea Creatures in Glass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St
Sat May 21, 9:00am to Tue May 21, 5:00pm

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Admission: See website for admission information
Museum hours: Open daily 9 AM-5 PM
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Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals. Renowned for their beauty and exacting detail, the Blaschka invertebrate models were commissioned by universities and museums throughout world during the nineteenth century.... Read more about Sea Creatures in Glass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

2017 Apr 22

Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave
Sat - Thu, Apr 28 to Jan 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Admission: Free with Harvard ID; admission to one museum admits you to both during regular hours. See website for admission rates for non-Harvard ID holders. The Peabody Museum is adjacent to the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Hours: 9 AM-5 PM, every day
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On April 22, 2017, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology will celebrate its 150th anniversary year by opening All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. Unveiled within a beautifully restored 4th floor gallery, this new exhibition will feature an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, many on display for the very first time.... Read more about Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology

2017 Sep 25

Rotten Apples: Botanical Models of Diversity and Disease at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St
Mon - Thu, Oct 1 to Jan 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Rotten ApplesCombining historic wax models with a series of exquisitely-crafted glass models made by Rudolf Blaschka, this small, special exhibit, located in the Glass Flowers gallery, reveals the astonishing diversity of apples and the surprising beauty of the fungal and bacterial infections that afflict these and other fruits. 

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2018 Jun 30

Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street
Sat Jun 30, 10:00am to Sun May 19, 4:00pm

Lily SimonsonGlowing under black lights, luminescent paintings by California artist Lily Simonson embody a synergy between art and science that reveals new ways of seeing and understanding life forms in the deep ocean.

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
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2018 Sep 07

12th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Location: 

Old Frog Pond Farm, 38 Eldridge Road, Harvard, MA 01451
Fri Sep 7 (All day) to Sun Oct 7 (All day)

Work by Anne Eder
Students in the Ceramics Program course Interdisciplinary Projects, along with instructor Anne Eder, are exhibiting their work in the 12th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard, Massachusetts.
A reception is scheduled for September 9, 2018 from 1-4 pm. More information can be found the Old Frog Pond website, here.... Read more about 12th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
2018 Sep 22

Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA
Repeats every week every Saturday, 2 times .
12:45pm

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Person decorating an clay object shaped like an eagle's headThis two-part workshop series allows participants to experience firsthand the tradition of making ceramic drinking vessels similar to the ancient Greek vessels featured in the Harvard Art Museums' special exhibition Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.... Read more about Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels

2018 Sep 25

Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA
Repeats every week every Tuesday, 2 times .
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

An person shaping clayThis two-part workshop series allows participants to experience firsthand the tradition of making ceramic drinking vessels similar to the ancient Greek vessels featured in our special exhibition Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.... Read more about Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels

2018 Sep 29

Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA
12:45pm

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Person decorating an clay object shaped like an eagle's headThis two-part workshop series allows participants to experience firsthand the tradition of making ceramic drinking vessels similar to the ancient Greek vessels featured in the Harvard Art Museums' special exhibition Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.... Read more about Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels

2018 Oct 13

Raise a Glass – A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Sat - Mon, Oct 13 to Nov 26, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Bull Vessel by Mia Riley
Bison Rhyton. Mia Riley, 2018
Raise a Glass – A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 26, 2018
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

Opening Reception and Public Demonstration: Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 4pm – 7pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Raise a Glass—A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World, an exhibition at the Harvard Ceramics Program that is inspired by the Harvard Art Museums’ current special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.

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2018 Oct 13

Opening Celebration for Raise A Glass: A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Drinking Vessels from the Ancient World

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
4:00pm to 7:00pm

hands sculpting an animal head in clayJoin us to celebrate the opening of Raise a Glass—A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World, an exhibition at the Harvard Ceramics Program that is inspired by the Harvard Art Museums’ current special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.... Read more about Opening Celebration for Raise A Glass: A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Drinking Vessels from the Ancient World

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