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Henry Inman, American, [Tah-Col-o-Quoit] (Rising Cloud), Asakiwaki/Sauk Warrior; representative of the Sauk and Fox coalition, c.  1832–34.  Oil on canvas.  Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Gift of the heirs of E.  P.  Tileston and Amor Hollingsworth, 1882, TL42072.3.

Gallery Talk: Reframing Indigenous Presence at the Harvard Art Museums


In this tour, associate curator Horace D. Ballard will explore the complicated history of 19th-century portraits of Indigenous delegates to Washington, D.C., by painter Henry Inman, and the recurring display of a selection of the paintings at the Harvard Art Museums.

Led by:
Horace D. Ballard, Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Associate Curator of American Art

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.

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

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.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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