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Art Study Center Seminar: Jean (Hans) Arp’s Sculptural Process—From Plaster Model to Bronze Cast

A non-figurative sculpture cast in plaster.
Jean (Hans) Arp, Little Sphinx, 1942. Plaster. Photo: Rüdiger Lubricht. © Stiftung Arp e.V.


Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, Enter at Broadway for evening programs,

This event requires registration; see further details below.

Plaster casts and models are often integral to an artist’s production of sculpture, but the ways Jean (Hans) Arp incorporated them into his process sheds light on his concept of art. Join curatorial fellow Clemens Ottenhausen to examine 11 plaster casts and a bronze by Arp to pinpoint how he developed and finished his three-dimensional works. These works are recent acquisitions to the museums’ collections.

Led by:
Clemens Ottenhausen, Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum

Free admission, but registration is required. You can register by clicking on the event on this form, beginning on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

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.

The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday. Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

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.