Future Exhibitions

The Harn Museum of Art is dedicated to offering as much information as possible about our upcoming exhibitions in order to assist in planning your visit and to encourage collaboration with university and community partners. We will continue to update our future exhibition pages as plans and programs are solidified.

Upcoming

Rania Matar, " Jen and Robbie, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2021," 2021, Museum purchase, funds provided by the Melvin and Lorna Rubin Fund

AWE-some : time :: materiality :: meaning

November 22, 2022–May 14, 2023
Rubin Gallery

AWE-some celebrates new photographs recently bought for, or donated to, the Harn’s permanent collection. Its theme: recognition of several brilliant, dedicated photographers, their time, their actual prints (not on a screen), and why they made them. AWE-some spawns self-reflection and an appreciation for the vision and artistry of fifteen fine art photographers. 

Ken Ramsay, "Susan Taylor, as Model," ca. 1970s, Courtesy of Susan Taylor

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

January 31–June 4, 2023
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall

Posing Beauty explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, video, fashion and advertising. This exhibit challenges the relationship between beauty and art by examining the representation of beauty and different attitudes about aesthetics through the themes of Constructing a Pose, Body & Image and Modeling Beauty & Beauty Contests.

Mario Carreño, "The Farm," 1945

Under the Spell of the Palm Tree: The Rice Collection of Cuban Art

July 11, 2023–January 7, 2024
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall

In collaboration with The Cuban Arts Group, the Harn Museum of Art will present Under the Spell of the Palm Tree: The Rice Collection of Cuban Art in 2023. This exhibition is drawn exclusively from the collection of Susie and Mitchell Rice and offers a glimpse into the complexity of culture and history that has inspired Cuban art throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century. Guest curators Gabriela Azcuy and David Horta will utilize the work of a broad range of artists in the Rice Collection to display an inclusive view of Cuban art, reflecting on its current dynamic and the existence of new geographies as an essential part of its reality. Through more than 70 works representing 53 artists, the exhibition will present the narrative of a “crossing”—a virtual crossing of the seas as well as a crossing of generations, of artists living or having lived both in Cuba and in the Diaspora.

Tibet, "Buddha Shakyamuni with Arhats" (detail), 18th century, Rubin Museum of Art

Gateway to Himalayan Art

February 6, 2024–July 2024
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall

Gateway to Himalayan Art provides an entry point into understanding the art of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongol and the surrounding regions and its cultural connections to other parts of Asia. The exhibition features about 80 works of art in the Rubin Museum of Art collection, including sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, and ritual implements. It further integrates first-person Himalayan, Tibetan and Inner Asian voices and commissions from contemporary artists working in traditional forms. This exhibition aims to acquaint visitors with the fundamental visual language and meanings of Himalayan art, the materials and techniques used and the purposes for the objects' creation.