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Gallery Talk: LaToya M. Hobbs’s Preparatory Sketches

A black and white pencil drawing shows an artist sitting in her studio.
LaToya M. Hobbs, American, Drawing for Scene 5: The Studio, 2020–21. Graphite on Rives BFK paper. Courtesy of the artist, TL42605.6. © LaToya M. Hobbs.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This event does not require registration; see further details below.

Join curatorial fellow Madeline Murphy Turner for a close look at detailed sketches that LaToya M. Hobbs made in preparation for her series Carving Out Time, a life-size suite of woodcuts on view in the special exhibition LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time. You’ll learn how Hobbs maps out her artistic vision on a small scale and with pencil—a process that allows her to compose and recompose each scene before committing to engraving the final woodcut matrix.

Led by:
Madeline Murphy Turner, Emily Rauh Pulitzer Curatorial Fellow in Contemporary Drawings, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art

Please check in with museum staff at the Visitor Services desk in the Calderwood Courtyard to request to join the gallery talk. Talks are limited to 18 people and are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration is required.

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.

Support for LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time is provided by the Robert M. Light Print Department Fund, the Melvin R. Seiden and Janine Luke Fund for Publications and Exhibitions, and the generous support of the Harvard Art Museums Prints Committee. Related programming is supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary 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.