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Gallery Talk: Reliefs from Persepolis—in Stone and in Watercolor

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Susanne Ebbinghaus, the George M.A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art and head of the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, will take modernist architect Eliot Noyes’s watercolors of reliefs from Persepolis as a starting point to explore the sculptural decoration of the palaces at this ancient Persian city.

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.