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
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.
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.
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" in the Harvard Art Museums.
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.
A close-up of Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin" in the Harvard Art Museums.
Khandekar, who first came to the Harvard Art Museums in 2001, brings a scientific background to the position.
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.