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Harvard Art Museums Presents Future Minded: New Works in the Collection


Noriko Saitō, Japanese (b. Japan 1973), Sunbeam, 2002, ink and color on paper; drypoint with aquatint, 21 5/8 × 26 9/16 in. (55 × 67.5 cm); Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of the David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation in memory of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto, 2018.200. © Noriko Saitō. Photo: © President and Fellows of Harvard College; courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums; Will be on display in Future Minded: New Works in the Collection

Future Minded: New Works in the Collection
March 1 – July 21, 2024
Exhibition Tour: Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 12-1pm
Special Exhibitions Gallery (Level 3)

Opening this Friday, March 1st, Future Minded highlights a selection of works acquired in recent years that exemplify the Harvard Art Museums’ collecting vision and strategies. Nearly all are on display for the first time.

The museums are committed to acquiring art that expands the range of artists and cultures represented in the collections; that moves museum practice toward more nuanced understanding of both histories and contemporary issues; and that pushes boundaries and embraces experimentation. Many of the works on view are by living artists, an area of focused growth for the museums.

Staged across two adjacent galleries, the exhibition presents a range of drawings, photographs, prints, paintings, and sculptures spanning centuries and continents. The works are by roughly 30 artists, including Jean (Hans) Arp, Edward Mitchell Bannister, Willie Cole, Pietro Damini, Svenja Deininger, Jeffrey Gibson, Baldwin Lee, Ana Mendieta, Lucia Moholy, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Noriko Saitō, Melissa Shook, Jane Yang-D’Haene, and many others.

Also join a tour of the exhibition on Saturday, March 2nd with chief curator Soyoung Lee to learn insights into this exhibit. Tours are limited to 18 guests and registration will open at 10am the day of the tour.

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