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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

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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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