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Creature Feature: Here Be Dragons!

A dragon seemingly descends through swirling clouds, meeting the viewer’s gaze with an insistent stare.
Kano Yasunobu, Japan, Descending Dragon, c. 1683. Album leaf; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.56.22.28.

Gallery Talk


This event was recorded. Please view the talk on our Vimeo or Youtube channel.

In this family-friendly virtual talk, we’ll explore works that include dragons—from a variety of cultures, places, and time periods.

Creature Feature, an online 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.

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

This talk will take place online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

Please read these instructions on how to join a meeting on Zoom. For questions about Creature Features, email

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

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