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Art Study Center Seminar at Home: A Conversation with Drawings Collector George Abrams

A red chalk drawing of a woman kneeling. 
Adriaen van de Velde, Dutch, Kneeling Woman, 17th century. Red chalk over black chalk on cream antique laid paper. Maida and George Abrams Collection, Boston, Long-term loan, Harvard Art Museums, 1.2018.296.


Since we are unable to welcome you into the museums at this time, we are bringing our experts to you in the online series Art Study Center Seminars at Home.

George Abrams (Harvard College ’54, Harvard Law ’57) is internationally regarded as the preeminent collector of historical Dutch drawings. In this session, he will discuss themes, techniques, and functions of Dutch drawings from the 16th to the 18th century. Featured masterpieces from his collection include works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rembrandt, Adriaen van Ostade, and Maria Sibylla Merian—all of which Abrams has donated to or has placed on loan to the Harvard Art Museums. Abrams will be joined in this conversation by drawings curator Joachim Homann.

Led by:
Joachim Homann, Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings, Harvard Art Museums
George Abrams, Collector of Drawings; Harvard College ’54, Harvard Law ’57

This talk will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

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