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Triangle Constellation
On Campus

Triangle Constellation

Workers install “Triangle Constellation” by Carlos Amorales in the Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard on Wednesday morning. This piece of interactive sculpture art weighs 550 pounds and will be a long-term fixture in the Courtyard.

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums
On Campus

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums

At a Cambridge Science Festival event, Ivan Sigal, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, answers questions on the formation of his documentary and installation project that shows the Karachi Circular Railway in Karachi, Pakistan, which is displayed at the Lightbox Gallery of the Harvard Art Museum

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums
College

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums

Visitors of the Harvard Art Museums sit below the new sculpture, “Triangle Constellation,” by Carlos Amorales, which has been on display since last Friday, April 17 above the Calderwood Courtyard at the Harvard Art Museums on Monday afternoon. The piece was commissioned by the museums’ Art in Public Spaces initiative and explores the representation of sound with 16 aluminum triangles of various sizes.

Visual Arts

Review of "After Hours at the Harvard Art Museums"

Visual Arts

MFA Celebrates Japanese Culture with New Exhibits

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Asian Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, the museum has planned a tribute to Japanese culture with an extensive, season-long event. "Hokusai" and "In the Wake"—two vastly different exhibitions—kick off this exploration of Asian art.

Around Town

Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop is a rarity in the world of conductors. In a profession long associated with and dominated by European men, she’s an American and she’s a she. She is also the music director of the Baltimore Symphony and the first conductor to win the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship (often dubbed a “Genius Grant”).

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"
Arts

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin" in the Harvard Art Museums.

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"
Visual Arts

Portrait of the Artist: Behind Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin'

Whatever it is that accounts for the particular allure of Van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin” at the Harvard Art Museums, there’s no denying that it is a hard painting to forget. But many visitors may not know is that the painting has a history with richness to match: a ruined friendship, a missing museum, a Nazi art auction. This is that story.

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin" Close-Up
Arts

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin" Close-Up

A close-up of Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin" in the Harvard Art Museums.

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait" Auctioned in 1939
Arts

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait" Auctioned in 1939

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin" is auctioned at Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, in 1939.

Narayan Khandekar
Museums

Khandekar Named Director of Art Museums' Straus Center

Khandekar, who first came to the Harvard Art Museums in 2001, brings a scientific background to the position.

Lentz steps down
Museums

Lentz steps down

Thomas W. Lentz, director of the Harvard Art Museums, visited the Fogg Museum during its renovation in 2013. Lentz will step down from his position this summer.

Henri Matisse Lecture
Visual Arts

Henri Matisse Lecture

Senior Conservator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York Karl Buchberg speaks about the conservation of Henri Matisse's "The Swimming Pool" in Menschel Hall at the Harvard Art Museum on Thursday evening.

Lentz steps down
Faculty

Director of Harvard Art Museums To Step Down This Summer

Appointed director of the Harvard Art Museums in 2003, Lentz oversaw the six-year-long renovation and integration of the Museums, which reopened last fall.

Parading Kisses
Academics

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