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Beningo Bossi, Italian (after Ennemond Alexandre Petitot, French), Young Monk, 1771.  Etching.  Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Acquisition Fund for Prints, 2017.180.

Gallery Talk: Pyramids, Circles, and the Pursuit of Pure Forms


With its emphasis on pure geometric forms, the 18th-century neoclassical artistic style inspired the design of the special exhibition Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment. In this tour, exhibition designer Elie Glyn will share why artworks are displayed in a particular manner and why the galleries have been modified to look the way they do. Visitors are invited to consider the effect of these choices on their experience of the exhibition and understanding of the subject matter.

Led by:
Elie Glyn, Assistant Director of Exhibitions, Collections Management

Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your 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 visit the museum website to learn about our general policies.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at am_register@harvard.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts

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