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Spotlight Tour: Sightseeing, with Soleil Saint-Cyr ’25

October 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am

 |  FREE


October 21, 2023
11:00 am - 11:50 am
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Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400
In this photomontage, a smiling young woman in a T-shirt and jeans stands by the window of a tall building, gesturing toward a contemporary painting that appears to be floating. With bright colors and drippy brushwork, the painting represents multiple people on the subway.
One of the works Soleil Saint-Cyr will spotlight is Four Stops (2007) by Nina Chanel Abney.



Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, Enter at Broadway for evening programs


This event does not require registration; see further details below.

On this tour, Soleil Saint-Cyr ’25 will explore urban landscapes and how interactions between public and private spaces shape people’s experiences. The stops on the tour include Four Stops (2007), a large acrylic painting by Nina Chanel Abney; a tile panel with flowers and serrated leaves (c. 1570), an architectural element from Ottoman Turkey; and Head of an Oba, a sculpture from 1525–75 that belongs to the group of “Benin Bronzes,” which were taken from Benin City as part of the British Punitive Expedition of 1897.


Spotlight Tours offer a chance to explore the collections of the Harvard Art Museums through the eyes of a Harvard student. Free and open to the public, these tours start outside the museum shop on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm. Drop in and join the conversation! And find out what the Student Guides are up to anytime on Instagram @harvardarthappens.


Please check in with museum staff at the Admissions desk in the Calderwood Courtyard to request to join the tour. Tours are limited to 18 people and are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration is required.


The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday. Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.


This program is supported by the Ho Family Student Guide Fund.


The Ho Family Student Guide Program at the Harvard Art Museums prepares students to develop original, research-based tours of the collections. Through their training, Student Guides gain knowledge of the collections and develop skills in critical thinking, visual analysis, public speaking, and leadership.


The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at am_register@harvard.edu at least 48 hours in advance.