Exhibits

Exhibits tell the unique stories of our diverse collections. Visit one today.
Mosaic of covers of plays

Virtual: Reading Plays to Write Plays

Through Friday, Mar 1, 2024
Location: Lamont Library
Four women authors

Virtual: Ubuntu—A Look at the Women Who Raised Me

Through Friday, Mar 1, 2024
Location: Lamont Library
classical relief

Virtual: A Foreign Nostalgia

Through Friday, Mar 1, 2024
Location: Lamont Library
Group portrait of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members, photo, ca. 1940.

In Their Own Voices

Through Friday, Mar 8, 2024
Location: Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Covers of Peri Rossi's books

Virtual: Searching for Peri Rossi in the World

Through Saturday, Mar 9, 2024
Location: Lamont Library
Books arranged on a table

Virtual: Winter Twig Keys

Through Saturday, Mar 9, 2024
Location: Houghton Library
Display case with colorful artists’ books

New Acquisitions Spotlight: Contemporary Art

Through Friday, Mar 22, 2024
Location: Fine Arts Library
Hand-drawn daisies, thistles, and honeybees surrounding a poem titled "Haymaking."

Marks in Books

Through Friday, Apr 19, 2024
Location: Houghton Library
title page of an illustrated Moby Dick

Virtual: The Nearest Way Home—Literature and the Travel-book

Through Sunday, Apr 21, 2024
Location: Houghton Library
Charter with illuminated letter "W" in the word 'Whereas", dated May 31, 1650, framed. Engrossed on sheepskin. Signed by Thomas Dudley.

A Moment of Possibility

Through Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024
Location: Harvard University Archives
Dancer Merce Cunningham in silhouette, standing with right arm extended and right knee slightly bent.

Recent Acquisitions

Through Friday, May 3, 2024
Location: Houghton Library
Woman wearing a satin gown and hairpiece sits in front of a globe and decorative figurines and next to a plant with a butterfly perched on it.

Wondrous Transformations: The Science and Art of Maria Sibylla Merian

Through Friday, May 3, 2024
Location: Houghton Library
Detail of an illuminated folio with intricate vine and geometric designs in gold, dusty red, and powder blue followed by eloquent taʻlīq script that fills the bottom half of the page.

Central Asian Chronicles

Through Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Location: Houghton Library
Stylized red dragon

Dragons and Door Gods

Through Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Location: Harvard-Yenching Library
A montage of 6 images of Indian women, including a group of women in saris sit outside sifting grain, and others posing by themselves or in pairs.

Virtual: Singing the Story of Dhrangadhra

Through Sunday, Jun 30, 2024
Location: Loeb Music Library
a man sits reading a newspaper in front of a statue of a devil holding a bow

Virtual: Collecting Along an Ellipse: Art and Ephemera from Eastern Europe

Through Wednesday, Jan 1, 2025
Location: Houghton Library
Widener Library lobby image from above

Inside Widener Library

Through Saturday, Feb 15, 2025
Location: Widener Library
A Woman stands in front of an astronomy exhibition, looking up at a model of Saturn and other planets.

Harvard Lives

Through Wednesday, Dec 31, 2025
Location: Harvard University Archives
detail of an illustration of two men with Arabic text

Virtual: Picturing the Sultan

Through Wednesday, Dec 31, 2025
Location: Fine Arts Library
78rpm disc with an illustrated label showing factory workers.

Virtual: Treasures of the Loeb Music Library

Through Wednesday, Jun 30, 2027
Location: Online