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One of the works Alexis Boo will discuss is Claude Monet’s Gare Saint-Lazare: Arrival of a Train (1877).  Photomontage courtesy of Alexis Boo

Seeing the Light

Harvard Art Museums / February 11, 2021


Alexis Boo explores how works of art incorporate and manipulate light. Moving backward through time, this interactive tour features the Bauhaus sculpture Light Prop for an Electric Stage [Light-Space Modulator] by László Moholy-Nagy; the early Impressionist painting Gare Saint-Lazare: Arrival of a Train by Claude Monet; and Fish and Turtles, a painted folding screen from Japan’s Edo period by Maruyama Ōkyo.

This interactive tour will take place online via Zoom. To join, click the following link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/95475778650 (free admission; no pre-registration required).

Virtual Student Guide Tours take place on Zoom every Thursday at 8pm and every Saturday at 11am. Each tour is unique and offers a chance to explore the collections of the Harvard Art Museums through the eyes of a Harvard student. Drop in and join the conversation!

For instructions on how to join a meeting on Zoom, click here. For general questions about Student Guide Tours, email am_register@harvard.edu.

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

The Ho Family Student Guide Program at the Harvard Art Museums trains students to develop original, research-based tours of the collections. These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on objects chosen by each Student Guide and offer a unique, thematic view into the collections.

The Harvard Art Museums is 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.

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