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Gallery Talk: Sargent Portrait for a Democratized Harvard?

John Singer Sargent, American, Henry Lee Higginson, 1903. Oil on canvas. Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift by student subscription to the Harvard Union, 1903, H189.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Fellow Camran Mani explores the contradictory pressures that shaped a John Singer Sargent portrait for an egalitarian student organization at Harvard, around 1902.

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:
Camran Mani, Cunningham Fellow in Academic and Public Programs

Free with museum 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. Museum staff will be on hand to collect tickets.