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Materials Lab Workshop: Making Faces

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

Dec 04 2022
Materials Lab Workshop: Making Faces

Portrait of a woman, Egypt, probably from Philadelphia (near er-Rubayat), second half 2nd century CE. Support: native Egyptian sycamore fig (Ficus sycomorus), willow wood (Salix species); binder: animal glue; pigments: bassanite, anhydrite, alunite, red and yellow ochres, bone black, carbon black, madder lake, red lead. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1939.111.

Interested in art of the ancient world? Explore ancient painting processes and make your own copy of a Roman-period funerary portrait.

This workshop accompanies the exhibition Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward, which invites viewers to ask more about the complicated histories of these portraits and the people they depict. The exhibition explores what can be learned about the artistic process and current condition of these works through scientific analysis and technical research conducted by staff in the Harvard Art Museums’ Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. Funerary Portraits is on

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ADMISSION INFO

$15 materials fee. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration for this workshop will open on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at this link, and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To join the waitlist, please email am_register@harvard.edu. Minimum age of 14.

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LOCATION

Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at am_register@harvard.edu at least 48

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COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: No
Proof of Vaccination Required: No

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