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Gallery Talk: American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light

Gallery Talk: American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light

Thursday, July 27, conservator Penley Knipe and curator Miriam Stewart will lead an in-depth look at the materials and techniques used to create the varied works in the exhibition "American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light," on view through Sunday, August 13. Learn about watercolor cakes, papers and techniques, such as “wet-into-wet,” “resist” and “scraping.” Reservations are required.

"American Watercolors, 1880–1990" presents more than a hundred compelling and rarely seen watercolors by both well-known and historically underrepresented American artists selected from Harvard Art Museums’ deep and diverse holdings. Discover how watercolorists leveraged the imaginative and experimental capacity of the medium to create marvelously diverse works over more than a century.


32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Harvard Square

Date & Time

  • Thu Jul 27, 2023

    • 4:30pm - 5:00pm


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