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The Theatrical Baroque investigated the incorporation of theatrical devices into visual representation, the role of the baroque audience, and the dynamics of social performance as presented in imagery. Like Pious Journeys: Christian Devotional Art and Practice in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance, this exhibition was one of a series of special projects developed in collaboration among University faculty, students, and the Museum.
Landscapes of Retrospection invited us to reflect on the role of landscape representation, antiquarianism, and topographical description as Britain envisioned itself simultaneously as a country with a rich history and as a modern, imperial nation-state.
This exhibition, organized by the Harvard University Art Museums, presented the photographic work of the celebrated American social realist artist Ben Shahn (1898–1969).
Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) is perhaps best known for majestic paintings from the 1980s and early 1990s that evoked Germany's contested history through charred landscapes and mythic symbolism.This exhibition, drawn from the Manilow collection, used a few choice works to call attention to other aspects of Kiefer's practice.
This exhibition highlighted recent gifts of Gandharan sculpture from the Manilow collection and included a selection of sculpture from the Smart Museum's collection of classical Greek and Roman antiquities and later East Asian Buddhist paintings and sculpture.
"See America First" is the first retrospective exhibition of the prints of the American sculptor, painter, draftsman, and printmaker H. C. Westermann (1922–1981), a central figure in American art of the post-war period.
Roger Brown (1941–1997) was one of the foremost Chicago Imagist artists. Best known for his paintings, he was also a prolific printmaker, who worked in a range of graphic media—lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, woodcut, and commercial printing processes for which he made original drawings.
This exhibition covered the entire range of Karel Teige's varied and influential career, from 1920 until his untimely death in 1951, and included items never before displayed outside Europe.
A Well-Fashioned Image drew on the Smart Museum's collection and a number of loaned works to investigate the symbolic role played by dress in European art from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century.
This exhibition explored the internationalism of this work, expressed in part though the stylistic synthesis of pictorial and modernist styles, and included works by Frantesek Drtikol, Jaromír Funke, Imre Kinski, Jaroslav Rösler, and Joseph Sudek, among others.