Museums

World In a Drop
Museums

World In a Drop

The "World In a Drop" exhibit showcases visual details of the microbial world. The exhibit is currently open at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

On Campus

Alumnus Donates Dutch Old Master Drawings to Harvard Art Museums

Donated by alumnus George S. Abrams ’54, the collection of 330 drawings span two centuries and represent over 125 artists.

Master of Plaster
On Campus

Master of Plaster

Adam J. Aja, the assistant curator of collections at the Harvard Semitic Museum, demonstrates proper sieving technique for the production of plaster casts. Aja and his team worked to cast the “Dream Stele” of King Thutmose IV.

Glenn D. Lowry
On Campus

Glenn D. Lowry

Glenn D. Lowry, director of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, discusses contemporary art in the Middle East at the Annual Henri Zerner Lecture at the Harvard Art Museums.

Master of Plaster
Museums

Semitic Museum Hopes to Break Mold with Sphinx Casting

Scholars and students have labored over resin and molds with to bring a piece of the Great Sphinx—or at least a facsimile of it—to Cambridge.

Museums

HubWeek Symposium Encourages Looking Inwards

“The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces,” a symposium held at the Harvard Art Museums as part of Boston’s HubWeek, sought to examine the ways space reflects and even influences both art and the viewer.

Local museum directors in conversation at Radcliffe on Sept. 25.
On Campus

Boston Area Museum Directors Discuss Civic Institutions at Radcliffe

“The Museum, the City, and the University,” a panel discussion between local art museum directors, sought to explore how museums, universities, and cities come together to generate a broader sense of civic engagement.

 Houghton Library’s ‘Altered States’ Exhibition
Museums

‘LSD’ Houghton Exhibit Showcases Counterculture Paraphernalia

​Ivy-lined Houghton Library seems an unlikely place to explore mind-altering substances—but the Library’s latest exhibit, “Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendance,” does just that.

Rothko
On Campus

MFA Opens Fall Slate of Exhibitions

From the juncture between “Seeking Stillness” and its neighboring exhibition “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” Jonas’s installation is also within view; Saywell recommended that viewers stand in this spot to take in painting, sculpture, and video stemming from nature.

Art Study
Visual Arts

Art Study

Art enthusiasts observe prints from Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych collection on Monday afternoon in the Harvard Art Museum. This particular Art Study Center Open Hour was intended to coincide with the production of WARHOLCAPOTE at the American Repertory Theater.

Roam the Galleries
On Campus

After Hours at the Museums: Color, Cocktails, Celebration

The Harvard Art Museums stayed open late last week with food, music, gallery tours, and other events, as part of its continuing efforts to engage students.

Do Diamonds Matter?
On Campus

Do Diamonds Matter?

A renowned panel of experts on diamonds share their knowledge about this precious stone at an event hosted by the Women’s Jewelry Association. The panel was held Wednesday night in Harvard University’s Mineralogical and Geological Museum.

Dr. Daniel J. Levitin
On Campus

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Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction Through An Artist’s Lens
Museums

Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction Through An Artist’s Lens

Christina Seely’s current exhibition at the Harvard Natural History Museum explores the biodiversity extinction crisis from an artist’s perspective.

Museums

Natural History Museum Exhibit Explores Extinction Through Art

Thanks to an art installation at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the moa—extinct since the 14th century—is making a reappearance.