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Gallery Talk: (Don’t Fear) the Reaper

Cylindrical tripod Zun wine container with domed cover and decoration of fantastic animals, Chinese, Han dynasty, 2nd–1st century BCE. Cold-painted funerary ware: light gray earthenware with cold-painted pigments. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of the Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation and partial purchase through the Louise Haskell Daly Fund, 2006.170.175.A–B.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

In honor of All Hallows’ Day, four of our fellows—Julie Wertz, Katherine Mintie, Jen Thum, and Gabriella Szalay—will offer a special, one-hour talk exploring the theme of death in art.

Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in 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.

Offered by:
Julie Wertz, Beal Family Postgraduate Fellow in Conservation Science
Katherine Mintie, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Research Fellow in Photography
Jen Thum, Inga Maren Otto Curatorial Fellow, Division of Academic and Public Programs
Gabriella Szalay, Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum

Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before each 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.