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Gallery Talk: Looking Inside and Out—Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China

Small Rattle in the Form of an Animal, Qijia culture, 2200–1500 BCE. Buff earthenware with modeled and appliqué decoration.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of the Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation and partial purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art, 2006.170.51.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Elizabeth La Duc, objects conservation fellow in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, and Yan Yang, curatorial assistant for the collection in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, will give today’s gallery talk, which relates to the exhibition Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China, on view May 21–August 14, 2016.

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.