Harvard art at the Sackler

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Monet: The Gare Saint-Lazare: Arrival of a train (1877)

Monet: "The Gare Saint-Lazare: Arrival of a train" (1877)

Harvard University has embarked on a major renovation of its art museums, particularly the Fogg Museum on Quincy Street. During the reconstruction, they’ve consolidated some of their pieces in the smaller Sackler Museum on Broadway. On a beautiful (but chilly) morning, we decided to take the #66 bus over to Harvard Yard and see what the resulting exhibitions were like. Photography is (mostly) allowed, and the results can be found here. Yes, the first picture is of the Memorial Hall, not of the Sackler, but MemHall is always photogenic.
The high points: the extraordinary multimedia installation by Leonardo Drew; the Monet shown at the right, and a carved stone panel that matches a series of rubbings that Merry has had for years.
(I have to say that I’m really enjoying this Panasonic DMC-TZ4. 8.1MP is ample, and I rarely have to venture out of “iA” automation mode to get the picture I want. It’s a delight to use; the only design flaw is that the microphone is on the top surface, on the left, so sometimes I’ll block it when I’m shooting video.)