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Art Talk Live: A Sea Shell off the Sea Shore: Van der Ast’s Feathered Cone Shell

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Oct 05 2021
Art Talk Live: A Sea Shell off the Sea Shore: Van der Ast’s Feathered Cone Shell

Online Art Talk, open to everyone. Registration is required.

In this intricate drawing, 17th-century Dutch artist Balthasar van der Ast captured the natural beauty of a “feathered cone”—the discarded shell of a sea snail indigenous to the Indo-Pacific. Join curatorial fellow Joanna Seidenstein as she explores the histories of global trade and colonization behind this work and the curatorial questions that have come up in preparation for its display.

Led by:
Joanna Seidenstein, Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Curatorial Fellow, Division of European

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Contact: 6174959400

Email: john_connolly@harvard.edu

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Harvard Art Museums

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