art-guidesHarvard Student Guide Tours

Join live on Zoom for virtual Student Guide Tours! These interactive tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on objects chosen by each Student Guide and provide a unique, thematic view into our collections.

The free, 30-minute tours will be offered live via Zoom on Tuesdays at 8pm, Thursdays at noon, and Saturdays at 11am (all times EDT). Click here for full listing of programs, then follow the links given to join each tour. No pre-registration required.

Want to learn more from our Student Guides? Browse our past Student Guide Tours on our Vimeo channel and follow @harvardarthappens on Instagram.

Saturday, June 20, 11–11:30am (EDT)
“Nostos and Nostalgia,” with Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy ’22 will delve into the ideas of home, memory, and longing in this journey through the collections, looking at works that evoke the natural beauty of a pre-industrial era.


To join, follow this link: (pre-registration not required).


Tuesday, June 23, 8–8:30pm (EDT)
“Make It New,” with Tommy Mahon
Tommy Mahon ’20 will focus on four artworks embodying aesthetic, political, and spiritual transformations.

To join, follow this link: (pre-registration not required).

Saturday, June 27, 11–11:30am (EDT)
“Silent Dialogue,” with Twyla Kantor
Twyla Kantor ’22 will discuss storytelling in art and explore how the use of pose and body language can change an object’s narrative. 

To join, follow this link: (pre-registration not required).

Tuesday, June 30, 8–8:30pm (EDT)

“Spirituality in Secular Art,” with Adam Sella (Cincinnati)

Adam Sella ’22 will consider how different ideas of spirituality are reflected in artwork we might not immediately think of as spiritual. 

For Adam's talk, follow this link: (pre-registration not required).

Join by telephone (use any number to dial in) 

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International numbers available:

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Join by SIP conference room system 
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For more information about how to join a meeting on Zoom, click here; for general questions about Student Guide Tours, email

The Ho Family Student Guide Program at the Harvard Art Museums trains students to develop original, research-based tours of the collections. Participants come from a wide range of backgrounds, including art history, visual and environmental studies, the sciences, history, and literature. Through their training, Student Guides gain knowledge of the collections and develop skills in critical thinking, visual analysis, public speaking, and leadership. This program is supported by the Ho Family Student Guide Fund.