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

Join art historian Paris A. Spies-Gans of the Harvard Society of Fellows on Sunday, Nov. 6 for an in-depth discussion about works of art made by women in "Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment," on view until January 15, 2023. Spies-Gans will examine objects by a range of artists, with particular attention given to Marguerite Gérard and Marie-Gabrielle Capet.

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 Enlightenment era by encouraging individuals to follow their own reason when seeking to know more. An illustrated catalogue with 26 thematic essays—an A to Z exploration of the Enlightenment quest for understanding and change—accompanies the exhibition.

Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and reservations are required. At 10 a.m. the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation also serves as a 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. Please see the museum visit page to learn about the general policies for visiting the museum.


32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Harvard Square

Date & Time

  • Sun Nov 6, 2022

    • 4:30pm - 5:00pm


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  • Visual Art
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