Harvard Art Museums Tour: "Seeing the Light"


Friday, December 4, 2020, 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.

On December 4, Alexis Boo ’22 explores works of art that incorporate and manipulate light, rendering it as their medium. Moving backward through time, this interactive tour features Light Prop for an Electric Stage by László Moholy-Nagy (1930); Claude Monet’s painting Gare Saint-Lazare (1877); and Fish and Turtles, an 18th-century Japanese folding screen by Maruyama Ōkyo.

Alexis Boo is a junior in Kirkland House studying History of Art & Architecture with a secondary in Music. She’s also Media Chair for the Student Guide program this year! To her, the intersection of theory and practice is the most intriguing part of art-making, and she enjoys exploring the process of creation more than anything.