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Gallery Talk: Conservation/Consumption—American Art and Environment

Albert Bierstadt, Rocky Mountains, “Lander’s Peak,” 1863. Oil on linen.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Hayes Fogg, 1895.698.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Laura Turner Igoe, the Maher Curatorial Fellow of American Art, will give today’s gallery talk.

Offered during the first 100 days of the new U.S. administration, these talks look closely at selected works from across the collections and from around the world to consider questions of political power and activism, human rights and planetary consciousness, national borders and global citizenship, and the role of the arts in various historical contexts.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.