Recent Acquisitions, Part II: Building the Collection at Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Harvard Art Museums
Jun 19 2012 — Sep 29 2012
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
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 Collectiondemonstrates 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. Coordinated by Michelle Lamunière, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.
This exhibition is made possible by generous support from the Alexander S., Robert L., and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund and the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.
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