Meet Me at the Museums: Medieval and Early Renaissance Crucifixion Images
Sunday, Feb. 26, join Undergraduate Student Assistant Clara Guzman in decoding several crucifixion scenes laden with symbolism. While the image of Christ’s crucifixion is common in western artworks from the medieval and early Renaissance periods, interpreting these works can be complex. Guzman will also share how her research has been informed by her experience studying art history at Harvard and working as a student assistant here at the museums.
Meet Me at the Museums is a new series of talks given by Harvard Art Museums campus partners, lenders and students. The series widens the circle of their gallery talk offerings, allowing for a richer diversity of viewpoints, surprising interdisciplinary connections and research and unique perspectives about the collections and exhibitions. 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. 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. Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations please contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance.