Student Activists Call on University to Dename Sackler Buildings at Harvard Art Museums ‘Die-In’
Harvard students and organizers staged a protest and “die-in” at the Harvard Art Museums Thursday to condemn the University’s connections to Arthur M. Sackler and his family, whom they charge with enabling and profiting from the opioid crisis.
Business, Art Experts Discuss Role of Blockchain in Artist Compensation at Harvard Art Museums Event
Harvard Art Museums hosted New York University professors Kevin McCoy and Amy Whitaker for a Thursday evening discussion on the role of blockchain — a technology that allows for the secure distribution of data through a distributed ledger — in providing equality in the art market.
Harvard Peabody Museum Transfers Ownership of Ancestral Kayak to Alutiiq Museum as Part of Ongoing Repatriation Efforts
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology recently transferred ownership of an ancestral Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, kayak to the Alutiiq Museum, a cultural museum and tribal repository in Kodiak, Alaska.
Undergrads Submit Proposal to Remove Sackler Name From Campus Buildings
Members of the Harvard College Overdose Prevention and Education Students, a campus group dedicated to overdose awareness, urged the University to remove Arthur M. Sackler’s name from campus buildings in a proposal submitted Monday.
After Agreeing to Repatriate Ponca Tomahawk, Peabody Museum Awaits Visit from Tribal Leaders
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology removed a pipe tomahawk that once belonged to Ponca chief Standing Bear from its collections last September, after calls for the museum to return the tomahawk to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma garnered international attention.
Harvard Art Museums Implement 'ReFrame' Initiative
The Harvard Art Museums have made progress in implementing their “ReFrame” initiative, which was announced last fall. The initiative aims to bring previously unseen collections out of storage and reframe existing curations.
Affiliates Celebrate Reopening of Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums welcomed back students and Cambridge art lovers in early September, nearly 18 months after shutting their doors in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Harvard Art Museums to Require Proof of Vaccination, Negative Covid Test
Martha Tedeschi, the Art Museums’ director, said in a press release the new policy prioritizes the safety of visitors and staff considering the state of the pandemic across the country.
Harvard Art Museums To Reopen in September, Pilot ‘Free Sunday’ Initiative
More than a year after their abrupt closing, Harvard Art Museums plan to reopen Sept. 4 at reduced capacity and offer free admission on Sundays.
23rd U.S. Poet Laureate Discusses Native American Identity and Poetry
Joy Harjo, the 23rd U.S. poet laureate and a member of the Mvskoke Nation, discussed Native American identity through poetry during a Monday webinar co-hosted by the Harvard University Native American Program and the Harvard Art Museums.
Native American Nonprofit Accuses Harvard of Violating Federal Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
The Association on American Indian Affairs sent a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow in February alleging that Harvard is in violation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
‘Part of the Colonial Enterprise’: Scholars, Advocates React to Discovery of the Remains of Enslaved People in Peabody Museum Collections
In the wake of Harvard’s announcement that the Peabody Museum had found the remains of fifteen people who had possibly been enslaved in its collections, scholars and curation advocates reacted to the implications of the Museum’s discovery.
Harvard Art Museums Likely to Remain Closed Through Spring Semester
The Harvard Art Museums will likely stay closed for “most or all” of the spring semester, Museums Director Martha Tedeschi wrote in an email to the museum’s supporters Friday.
Harvard Art Museums Will Remain Closed At Least Until Next Year
The Harvard Art Museums will remain closed through at least December 31, 2020, Museums Director Martha Tedeschi wrote in an email to “friends and colleagues” of the museums Wednesday.
Square Businesses, Harvard Museums and Libraries Keep Doors Closed as Mass. Enters Phase Three of Reopening
As Massachusetts moved into the third phase of its reopening plan Monday, Harvard museums and libraries — as well as local fitness centers and movie theaters — are keeping their doors shut.
MFA Celebrates Powerful Women in Art on International Women’s Day
Museumgoers were buzzing with excitement on Mar. 8 for the International Women’s Day celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Harvard’s Museums to Close in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
Museums affiliated with Harvard announced they will temporarily close in response to the coronavirus outbreak that has shuttered much of the University’s campus.
City Council Calls on Harvard to Strip Sackler Name From Art Museum
The Cambridge City Council passed a resolution Monday calling on Harvard to remove Arthur M. Sackler’s name from its museum. Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern proposed the resolution, which was passed unanimously by the council.
Harvard Students’ Project Honors Opioid Victims at Sackler Building
More than 30 students, faculty, and members of the public gathered at Harvard’s Arthur M. Sackler Museum Friday to commemorate a new art installation honoring those affected by the opioid epidemic.
Activists Renew Calls for Harvard to Remove Sackler Name from Museum
Dozens of activists protested outside of Harvard’s Arthur M. Sackler Museum on Friday, urging the University to remove the late medicine marketer’s name from campus and refuse future donations from the Sackler family.
Protestors stopped in front of the Arthur M. Sackler building. Cheryl Juaire, one of the organizer of the event, said in an interview that the group's goal is to urge University President Bacow to "be the pioneer in taking down the name."
Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums, comprised of the the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, are located on Quincy Street, right across from Harvard Yard.
Mothers of Opioid Victims Urge Harvard to Remove Sackler Name, Bacow Refuses
The mothers’ efforts to pressure the University come at a time when other prestigious institutions that have received donations from the Sacklers are grappling with similar entreaties from activists.