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Museums

Mineral Exhibit
Museums

Mineral Exhibit

The Harvard Mineralogical Museum currently displays more than 3,000 mineral, rock, gem, and meteorite specimens.

MCZ Mounted heads
Museums

21 Million Specimens: Behind Harvard’s Underground Animal Collections

Centuries old, the Museum of Comparative Zoology collections have accumulated diverse specimens from research expeditions, hunters, zoos, and even the voyage of Captain Cook.

MFA Love Story
Visual Arts

‘Love Story,’ a Statement on Fame and the Refugee Experience, Comes to the MFA

“‘Love Story’ raises questions around how and where our attention is focused.” The exhibit follows the stories of six refugees, first as they are portrayed by Moore and Baldwin and then through their own voices. “What kind of stories are we willing to hear? What kind of stories move us?” Breitz’s website demands. “Why is it that the same audiences that are driven to tears by fictional blockbusters remain affectless in the face of actual human suffering?”

Museums

Archaeologist Randall White Talks Early Art at the Peabody Museum

“In my whole career, I’ve never had the sensation I had when I turned over the block from Blanchard and saw an image that no one had seen for 37,000 years,” White said.

Visual Arts

Romance Meets Art: Valentine’s Day at the MFA

Couples milled about Boston's Museum of Fine Art holding hands and pausing for quick kisses, taking advantage of the museum’s free admission to wander the seemingly endless galleries and enjoy special events and exhibitions in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Sackler Museum
Museums

Sackler Museum

These modern geometric glass doors mark the entrance to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

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.

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