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

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

Tuesday, May 30, 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 from Saturday, May 20 to Sunday, August 13. Learn about watercolor cakes, papers and techniques, such as resist, scraping and wet-into-wet. Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and reservations are required. At 10am the day of the talk, reservations will open and may be arranged online. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as a general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.

"American Watercolors, 1880–1990" presents over a hundred compelling and rarely seen watercolors by both well-known and historically underrepresented American artists selected from the 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

  • Tue May 30, 2023

    • 4:30pm - 5:00pm


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  • Visual Art