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Gallery Talk: Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment

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

Nov 20 2022
Gallery Talk: Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment

Nicolas Maréchal, French, Ursus maritimus (Polar bear), Drawing for an illustration to Ménagerie du Muséum d’histoire naturelle, ou Description et histoire des animaux (Menagerie of the Museum of Natural History, or Description and History of Animals), by Etienne de Lacépède (Paris: 1801). Black chalk, extensively stumped. The Horvitz Collection, Wilmington, Del., D-F-1456, TL42410.6.

Join us for a focused talk on representations of the natural world in the exhibition Dare to Know, with Ph.D. candidate Sarah Mallory.

Join Sarah Mallory, Ph.D. candidate in Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture, for an in-depth discussion about the emergence of the modern notion of ecology in the 18th century as it was articulated in selected works in the special exhibition Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment.

Featuring approximately 150 works on paper and other related objects, Dare to Know explores how the graphic arts inspired, shaped, and gave immediacy to new ideas in the

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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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