Monet’s Champ d’avoine: Preserving Our Collections for Future Generations

Dulce Román, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern Art
November 28, 2020

Dulce brings us back to our beloved Champ d'avoine.

Installing Dreaming Alice

Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography
Posted: November 13, 2020

A glimpse into the installation of Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking-Glass, with Carol.

The Faces of Justice and Peace: Arts of the Yoruba Ògbóni/Òsùgbó Society

Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art
Posted: October 30, 2020

There are faces on every object connected to the sacred rites of Ògbóni/Òsùgbó featured in the exhibition Peace, Power and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa. Here, Susan explains why.

Goddess in the Gallery/Year of the Woman

Allysa B. Peyton, Assistant Curator of Asian Art
Posted: October 16, 2020

Allysa brings us the goddess, Durga, now on view in the Asian wing galleries.

Rania Matar, "Ruth, Boston, Massachusetts, 2020," 2020, archival pigment print, Museum purchase, funds provided by the David A. Cofrin Acquisition Endowment

A "2020 Moment"—Photographs from the Pandemic

Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography
Posted: October 3, 2020

Harn Curator of Photography shares Rania Matar's photographs from the 2020 pandemic.

Gold Jewelry and Fashioning Women’s Pride in Senegal

Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art
Posted: September 18, 2020

Susan discusses gold jewelry from Senegal, how it speaks to signares and their enduring impact on urban fashion and society in Senegal.

Spotlight on Women Artists of the WPA

Dulce Román, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern Art
September 4, 2020

Dulce shines a spotlight on a few of the women artists of the WPA-era.

The God of Small Things

Allysa B. Peyton, Assistant Curator of Asian Art
August 21, 2020

Allysa shares the power of small things with objects from the Asian collection.

Didier Viodé’s Paintings on Immigration and Isolation

Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art
August 14, 2020

Read about Susan's communication with Didier Viodé and his confiné (confined) series.

Hidden Treasures

Dulce Román, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern Art
August 7, 2020

Explore the hand-colored engravings of Maria Sibylla Merian from the collection, with Dulce.

Henry Clay Anderson

Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography
July 31, 2020

Henry Clay Anderson's work shows the power of photographs to help us see history and make connections.

Maebyeong

Allysa B. Peyton, Assistant Curator of Asian Art
July 24, 2020

With Allysa in our Korean gallery: a maebyeong (or plum vase) that has a past life that may surprise you.

Contemporary Ghanaian Artists and Recent Harn Acquisitions

Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art
July 10, 2020

Follow Susan through Ghana to learn more about artists in this region.

Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956), “Les Femmes du Maroc: Harem Women Writing, 2008,” Chromogenic print, ©Lalla Essaydi, Courtesy the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York; Museum purchase, funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Acquisition Fund

The Art of Words: Harem Women Writing

Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography
June 26, 2020

A photograph has recently entered the Harn Museum’s Collection as one of the initiating voices in Arab feminist photography. 

My Courier Trip to Germany

Dulce Román, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern Art
June 12, 2020

Learn about Dulce's travel to Germany as an art courier accompanying the Harn's Champ d’avoine (Oat Field) landscape by Claude Monet.