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

Join curatorial assistant Casey Monahan on Tuesday, Nov. 8 for an in-depth discussion about a dynamic display of ball invitations, advertisements, trade cards and currency notes in the special exhibition "Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment," on view until January 15, 2023. Monahan will share insights about the acquisition of these small prints and the story behind their creative installation in the exhibition.

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 will also serve 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

  • Tue Nov 8, 2022

    • 5:30pm - 6:00pm