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Gallery Talk: Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment
Paul Sandby, British, The Meteor of August 18, 1783, as Seen from the East Angle of the North Terrace, Windsor Castle, 1783. Watercolor on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., Paul Mellon Collection, B1993.30.115, TL42412.6.
Join us for a talk about Paul Sandby’s 1783 drawing of a meteor, on view in the special exhibition Dare to Know, with curator Horace Ballard.
Join curator Horace Ballard for an exploration of the observation and documentation of astronomical events in the 18th century as exemplified in a drawing by British artist Paul Sandby. The work is featured in the special exhibition Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment, on view until January 15, 2023.
Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, 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.
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All students with a valid ID
Harvard ID holders (plus one guest)
Harvard Art Museums Friends
Youth under 18
Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)
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Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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