Recent Acquisitions, Part II: Building the Collection
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 ~ Sat, Sep 29, 2012Times:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; closed major holidays.Description:
This exhibition of over thirty works--from Roman antiquities to contemporary prints--celebrates the great breadth of works acquired by the Harvard Art Museums over the last four years. "Building the Collection" demonstrates the museums' commitment to assembling a collection that advances the knowledge and appreciation of art through research, teaching, professional training, and public education. Featured objects include a limestone head of Buddha from Thailand (7th or 8th century), an 18th-century Indian painting of "Rama's Brother Pulling a Thorn from His Foot," a Gustave Moreau drawing of "Hesiod and the Muse" (1857), and a portrait of African-American sculptor Augusta Savage by contemporary artist Kara Walker.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Cambridge, MA 02138Event Website