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.
On December 18, Cecilia Zhou '22 looks at the historically specific ways humor is deployed in a few serious works of art that may still make you laugh. The tour features The Drunken Silenus, a 17th-century oil painting by Francesco Fracanzano; Puppies with Hotei and Jittoku, an 18th-century hanging scroll painting by Nagasawa Rosetsu; and satirical prints by John Heartfield, an exceptionally fierce critic of the Nazis and Nazism.
Cecilia Zhou is a junior in Quincy House jointly concentrating in English and History of Art & Architecture. Ceci is also one of our lovely Senior Guides this year! She is interested in the art, literature, and theology of the Late Medieval and early modern periods in Western Europe, as well as the role of public monuments in contemporary society. In her free time, Ceci enjoys writing for Satire V, a satire publication at Harvard, and performing stand-up comedy.