Harvard Art Museums Tour: The Blue Tour


Friday, January 22, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Online via Zoom

Join the Harvard Art Museums and the Harvard Ed Portal for a virtual, interactive museum tour series this winter! Throughout December, January, and February, Harvard undergraduate tour guides will lead fun, engaging tours of the Harvard Art Museums' collections.

Adam Sella ’22 explores the color blue in three works of art: Hiroshige’s print Yamato Province: Yoshino, a Thousand Cherry Trees at One Glance, Picasso’s painting Mother and Child (from his Blue period), and Josef Albers’ painting Homage to the Square: Against Deep Blue. Taking the Museums’ Forbes Pigment Collection as a springboard, the tour considers blue’s basis in pigments and optics, its history, and its power to stir up emotions.

Adam Sella is a junior in Pforzheimer House pursuing a joint concentration in Comparative Literature and Philosophy. He is interested in studying the way art, ideas, and culture travel along the geographic region known as the Silk Road. He is specifically interested in the Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Germany. On campus Adam is involved in WHRB, the Harvard radio station, and he is one of the talented pfoho pfairies.