FourFourFiveTwo, a site that provides a platform for public conversation on topics in the arts, will host an event on Friday to highlight the diversity of Harvard’s collections and the museum’s commitment to diversity.
The event, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., will feature the opening of a new exhibition titled “Harvard: A Place in the World,” which will highlight the museum and its collections, as well as a new exhibit titled “How We Found Each Other.”
The new exhibition, which is due to open later this month, will include a video presentation by the director of the art collection, Emily Schiller, that will highlight key themes and concepts in the collection and its relationships to the wider culture.
It’s the first time that Schiller and other museum directors will be making the opening keynote address to a conference, said the museum.
The new exhibition will focus on a specific theme that the collection has traditionally had to grapple with, including its relationship with gender, race, and disability.
In the past, these themes have been intertwined with issues of race, color, and class, said Schiller.
In a statement, the museum said that the new exhibition “will explore the museum as an institution that celebrates its diversity, and in so doing, will help us to better understand and understand our own identities.”
“In doing so, it will be an opportunity to address some of the more complicated questions of our time, such as whether or not a museum should be a place of ‘whiteness’ or ‘wholeness,'” the statement continued.
The museum will also host an open house for the public on March 12 from 5 to 8:30 p.ms. that will include workshops and a panel discussion on how to identify the work of a given artist, and will offer opportunities for audience participation.
The museum is holding an open day at its Art Gallery of Massachusetts, on Wednesday, March 12, from 5:30 to 9 p.:m.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more than 100 years, Harvard’s Art Museum has celebrated the art of the American artist, as part of the Harvard-Bellevue campus.
The institution’s collection is the largest in the country, spanning more than 1.3 million items, according to the museum, which opened in 1885.
It is one of the oldest continuously operating art museums in the United States.
The Harvard Art Collection is the most extensive in the world and encompasses more than 200,000 works, including many that are on display at the museum in its main building.