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Creature Feature: Dare to Know

A chalk drawing of a polar bear standing on all four paws on a patch of ice and snow.
Nicolas Maréchal, French, Ursus Maritimus (Polar Bear), 18th century. Black chalk, extensively stumped, on off-white paper, partial framing lines in black in, laid down. The Horvitz Collection, Wilmington, Del., D-F-1456, TL42410.6. Photo © The Horvitz Collection, Wilmington, Del.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

In this family-friendly talk, Erica Lawton will explore works featuring a variety of species, including mammals, birds, and fish. Meet the creatures of Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment, on view through January 15, 2023.

Led by:
Erica Lawton, Staff Assistant, Division of European and American Art

Creature Feature, an ongoing series from the Harvard Art Museums, offers a chance for families to explore magical creatures across the collections through close looking and curious exploration with museum staff. Creature Feature talks are free and open to explorers ages 6 and up.

Talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 8am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.

To watch recordings of past Creature Features, please visit our Vimeo channel.

Please visit the museum website to learn about our general policies.

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.