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Spotlight Tour: Sensing the Divine

Spotlight Tour: Sensing the Divine

On Sunday, Sept. 24's tour, Hanna Carney will look at multisensory religious experiences as portrayed in art and the significant role they play in people’s lives. Featured works include a bronze ritual wine vessel (late 11th–early 10th century BCE), cast in China during the Zhou dynasty, and "The Miracle of the Sacred Fire, Church of the Holy Sepulchre" (1892–99), an ambitious painting by Englishman William Holman Hunt, based on his multiple trips to the Holy Land. Emerging from Carney’s studies of comparative religion and the history of art and architecture, the tour encourages visitors to embrace multisensory experiences during and beyond their museum visit.

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 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.


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Harvard Square

Date & Time

  • Sun Sep 24, 2023

    • 3:00pm - 3:00pm


  • Historical
  • Lectures / Talks
  • Visual Art