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Spotlight Tour: Selective Memories

Spotlight Tour: Selective Memories

On Saturday, Feb. 3's tour, student guide Aidan Scully will explore how people have been (mis)remembered through art and what stories developed around those memories over time. The stops on the tour are "Bearded Man, Possibly Emperor Macrinus," a battered Roman sculpture from the early to mid-third century; a Persian tombstone from the Seljuk-Atabeg period (1117); and Henry Inman’s 1832–34 painting "[Tah-Col-o-Quoit (Rising Cloud)]," a copy after Charles Bird King’s now-destroyed original.

Spotlight Tours offer a chance to explore the collections of Harvard Art Museums through the eyes of a Harvard student. Free and open to the public, these tours start outside the museum shop on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm. Drop in and join the conversation! Find out what the Student Guides are up to anytime on Instagram, @harvardarthappens. Please check in with museum staff at the Admissions desk in Calderwood Courtyard to request to join the tour. Tours are limited to 18 people and are available on a first-come, first-served basis; registration is not required.


32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, USA

Harvard Square

Date & Time

  • Sat Feb 3, 2024

    • 4:00pm - 4:50pm


  • Lectures / Talks
  • Museums / Attractions
  • Visual Art