A course on Frida Kahlo helped students understand the context in which the Mexican painter developed her works and how she became a cult icon.
A special show at Harvard Art Museums features a series of 10 prints from Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn Monroe” portfolio.
A portrait by the French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard helps highlight the loans that Harvard makes with other art institutions.
Dawoud Bey’s photographs of the keystone, changing neighborhood of Harlem are part of a new Cooper Gallery exhibit.
A new exhibit at Harvard Art Museums re-creates the Philosophy Chamber, located in Harvard Hall in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology curator Ilisa Barbash talks about her book “Where the Roads All End: Photography and Anthropology in the Kalahari.”
American artist Winslow Homer’s evocative oil painting “Summer Night,” depicting a scene along the Maine coast, is on loan to the Harvard Art Museums from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The local museums’ director Martha Tedeschi, a Homer scholar, discussed the artist and his work.
“Analogia I” by Victor Grippo is one of the Harvard Art Museums’ many works by artists who were redefining the global artistic landscape in the second half of the 20th century. The piece incorporates a series of potatoes connected to electrodes and a meter that registers the energy they produce.
Arab-American artist Helen Zughaib tells the story of the Middle East’s spate of revolutions with brightly colored paintings in her latest exhibit, “Arab Spring/Unfinished Journeys.”
Though he may be the favorite artist of oligarchs, Jeff Koons sees his art as democratic experience for viewers and a vehicle for his own transcendence and self-actualization.
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A new exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums offers up a diverse sampling of the museums’ rich collection of drawings, while highlighting the creativity of Harvard’s classrooms.
An exhibit by Cuban mixed-media artist Juan Roberto Diago at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery folds history into imagery.
Makeda Best has been named the new Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at Harvard Art Museums.
A sample of Vantablack, as dark as dark can get according to its maker, is now part of the pigments collection at Harvard Art Museums.
For College student Jasper Johnston ’20, discovering Harvard is a shared experience through Instagram.
“Calm. Smoke rises vertically” at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery is designed for the blind and hearing-impaired, but gives the sighted a unique experience as well.
New Carpenter Center exhibition examines the challenge of historicizing Chilean art created during the repressive Pinochet regime.
The sculptural artist Christo discusses the impetus and execution of his latest projects while speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Sculptor Nora Schultz, a new VES assistant professor, spoke to the Gazette about her influences, her fascination with robotics, and how her own projects inform her teaching.
Recently the Harvard Art Museums acquired the evocative “A Flor de Piel,” a room-sized tapestry by contemporary Colombian artist Doris Salcedo made of thousands of dyed rose petals stitched together to form a giant burial shroud. For the director of Harvard’s Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, this was a first.
The words “Folding, Refraction, Touch” provided a useful framework for the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s exhibition of works by Wolfgang Tillmans and other modern and contemporary artists in dialogue with the German photographer.
Work by MacArthur genius Carrie Mae Weems is showcased in a new exhibit at the Cooper Gallery.
Legendary Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas discusses the ideas and politics behind his latest projects during a presentation at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Prior to arriving on campus as Harvard Art Museums director, Martha Tedeschi was the deputy director for art and research at the Art Institute of Chicago. She recently spoke with the Gazette about her new role.
“The Art of Discovery,” an exhibit in Radcliffe’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, includes work by 13 current fellows.
Some of the groundwork for a planned 2019 exhibit on Harvard and the Bauhaus has already found a place online.
Photojournalist Randy H. Goodman was America’s eyes during the Iran hostage Crisis in 1980. Now, after a return trip in 2015, her exhibit “Iran: Women Only” is on display at CGIS Knafel.
Of the many items in a new Radcliffe exhibit devoted to a family of social reformers, one in particular points to the attitudes and assumptions they ...
The Harvard Art Museums exhibit “Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910,” on view through Aug. 14, borrows its name from the 1857 collection of symbolist poems about decadence and eroticism by the French poet Charles Baudelaire. It also captures the essence of an artistic movement that sought to render the invisible visible through the use of color, form, and composition.
The Harvard metaLAB, a design studio and creative research lab affiliated with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, reaches across disciplines to create new multimedia projects.
Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, assistant professor of the history of art and architecture and African and African-American studies, guest edited the magazine Aperture, producing an issue called “Vision & Justice,” the first on African-Americans, race, and photography for the magazine.
“Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt” serves as an intimate study of art in progress.
Allston artist Konstantin Simun’s sculptures are inspired by his environment. His work is on display at the Harvard Ed Portal’s Crossings Gallery.
“Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women” is on view through May 28 at the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery. The exhibit features 25 photos of Native American women, with interviews, written narratives, music, and song.
In honor of his creative achievements, architect Frank Gehry received the Harvard Arts Medal in a ceremony that marked the kickoff to Arts First, Harvard’s four-day celebration of student and faculty creativity.
Vijay Iyer, the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts, gathered four friends and colleagues for “Bending Toward Justice: Improvisation, Freedom, and the Arts,” a panel discussion on how dance, music, and their improvisational tendencies influence the world.
In his weekly 90-minute lectures, Professor Robin Kelsey brings historical awareness and contextual experience to 13 technologies that have transformed visual communication.
This year marks five centuries since the death of Hieronymus Bosch. Harvard Art Museums is paying tribute to the Dutch artist with the exhibit, “Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print.”
“Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia,” a special exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums, makes room for different perspectives.
With her first solo Boston show on view at the Carpenter Center, Lorraine O’Grady, 81, explains her art and influences during an address at the Harvard Art Museums.
A mayoral proclamation, a Harvard Art Museums exhibit, and a StoryCorps project all salute Corita Kent, Boston’s pop art icon.
Artist Shahryar Nashat uses video, sound, and shapes to “intervene” in the space designed by Le Corbusier, while connecting his work with "Private Practice" inside Harvard Art Museums. The goal of the exhibits is to bring together these two gallery spaces as a result of this unique collaboration.
Legendary fashion designer Calvin Klein spoke at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Monday evening about how the language of architecture has influenced his 40-year career and now, the rest of his life.
A Harvard Graduate School of Design salon on Tuesday will probe the cross-disciplinary approach to creativity and creative solutions to problems.
A new installation at Radcliffe by a collaborative of engineers and artists transforms viewers into virtual artists.
Harvard’s South Asia Institute (SAI) is hosting an exhibit and fundraiser to help the country of Nepal and its people rebuild after the devastating ...
A photographer and a neurobiologist explored the science and art behind seeing during a HUBweek lecture at the Harvard Art Museums.
The distinguished German photojournalist Barbara Klemm will show her works this month in the Center for European Studies (CES) exhibit titled “West Meets East,” which commemorates the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Germany.
Kellie Jones, an associate professor in art history and archaeology at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University, discussed “Civil/Rights/Act: Art and Activism in the 1960s” as part of the W.E.B. Du Bois colloquia this fall.
Curious visitors who turn left off the Harvard Art Museums’ elevators on the building’s fourth floor are greeted by the Forbes Pigment Collection, a floor-to-ceiling wall of color compiled from about 1910 to 1944 by the former director of the Fogg Museum.