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Art Study Center Seminar—American Watercolors, 1880–1990: A Conversation with Artist Peter Soriano and Curator Joachim Homann

In this abstract watercolor, a series of red concentric circles of varying opacity intersects with two green circles connected by a thin line.
Peter Soriano, American, Untitled, 1999. Transparent and opaque watercolor on white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2000.8. © Peter Soriano.


Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This event requires registration; see further details below.

Join us for an Art Study Center Seminar held in conjunction with our special exhibition American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light, featuring artist Peter Soriano in conversation with curator Joachim Homann. The seminar will begin in the galleries to view Soriano’s watercolors and continue with a discussion of additional works from the collections that are of special interest to Soriano.

On view from May 20 to August 13, 2023, the exhibition presents more than a hundred compelling and rarely seen watercolors by both well-known and historically underrepresented American artists. All works are drawn from the Harvard Art Museums’ deep and diverse holdings. Expanding the canon and including many new acquisitions on view for the first time, American Watercolors seeks to inspire conversations and enrich today’s practitioners.

Led by:
Joachim Homann, Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings, Division of European and American Art, Harvard Art Museums
Peter Soriano, artist

Free admission, but registration is required. You can register by clicking on the event on this form, beginning Saturday, July 15, after 10am.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk (Level 4), and be prepared to present a photo ID. All coats and bags must be placed in a locker prior to entering the study room.

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Support for American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light is provided by the Alexander S., Robert L., and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund, the William Amory Fund, the Rabb Family Exhibitions Fund, and an anonymous donor. Related programming is supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund. The accompanying catalogue was made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Publication Funds and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.