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Gallery Talk: American Art 101

Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins, American, Miss Alice Kurtz, 1903. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift in part of Mrs. John Whiteman (Alice Kurtz); purchase in part with funds contributed by friends of John Coolidge, Director, 1948–1968, 1969.1.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Ethan Lasser, head of the Division of European and American Art and the Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Curator of American Art, will give this gallery talk. The talk is part of a series about American art, which is intended for beginners, enthusiasts, and people who just like looking at art.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.