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Vanta Black

Blackest black

New to pigments collection, a dark marvel of art and science



“The museums have been taken apart and put back together again to create a new kind of teaching facility that is already realizing its potential, so in large part our goal has been accomplished,” said Thomas W. Lentz, the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums, who will step down July 1.

Lentz to step down

For more than a dozen years, he directed the Harvard Art Museums through a massive reimagining and relaunch



The new glass rooftop that now tops Harvard Art Museums allows natural light to filter down into the courtyard.

Art's shining future

Renewed Harvard museums to reopen in a sparkling building, showcasing evocative works