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In-Person Gallery Talk: Ella Hurd’s Botanical Cyanotypes
Ella J.C. Hurd, American, Asplenium ebeneum (Ebony spleenwort) and Lycopodium clavatum (Common club moss), c. 1890–1900. Cyanotype. Courtesy of the Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University, TL42353.3.
In this in-person talk, curator Lynette Roth and conservator Tess Hamilton discuss Ella Hurd’s cyanotypes and how they reveal her process.
The talk will highlight amateur botanist Ella Hurd and the process she used to make her cyanotypes. It will also explore the importance of camera-less photography to scientific research and documentation in the 19th century.
This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through July 31, 2022.
Tess Hamilton, Graduate Student Intern in Photograph Conservation, Weissman Preservation
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.
Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.
$20 Adults. $18 Seniors (65+). Free Sundays—free to all! Free All students with a valid ID. Free Harvard ID holders (plus one guest). Free Harvard Art Museums Friends, Free Youth under 18. Free Cambridge residents (proof of residency required).
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