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Jean-Baptiste Chapuy, French, after J.  L.  Boquet, French, Vue de l’incendie de la ville du Cap Français, Arrivée le 21 juin 1793 (View of the Burning of the City of Cap Français on June 21, 1793), 1794.  Etching printed in five colors.  Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Etampes et de la Photographie, RESERVE QB-201, TL42413.1.

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


Join graduate student Jordan Hallmark for an in-depth discussion around Jean-Baptiste Chapuy’s print depicting a pivotal moment in the Haitian Revolution, on view in the special exhibition Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment.

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.

Our galleries are full of stories—this series of talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

Led by:
Jordan Hallmark, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

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 see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museum.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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