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Gallery Talk: American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light

A watercolor drawing showing thin, multicolored wavy lines that run horizontally across the paper.
Sol LeWitt, American, Wavy Brushstrokes, 1995. Opaque watercolor on heavy white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky in honor of Neil and Angelica Rudenstine, 2001.14. © Estate of Sol LeWitt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Courtesy of Peter Muscato/Werner Kramarsky.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This event requires a reservation; see further details below.

Join curator Joachim Homann for a closer look at a selection of artworks in the exhibition American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light, on view from May 20 to August 13, 2023.

American Watercolors, 1880–1990 presents more than a hundred compelling and rarely seen watercolors by both well-known and historically underrepresented American artists selected from the Harvard Art Museums’ deep and diverse holdings. Discover how watercolorists leveraged the imaginative and experimental capacity of the medium to create marvelously diverse works over more than a century.

Led by:
Joachim Homann, Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings, Division of European and American Art

Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the talk, 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.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Please visit the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

Support for this exhibition 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. This 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.