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Gallery Talk: The Haunted Museums

Tower-shaped casket, Italian, 12th century. Ivory plaques mounted on oak, with gilt bronze fittings. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, 1931.51.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

This Halloween, four of our fellows—Gabriella Szalay, Jen Thum, Katherine Mintie, and Lauren Hanson—will offer a special, one-hour talk exploring haunting or spectral works on display in the museums.

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:
Gabriella Szalay, Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum
Jen Thum, Inga Maren Otto Curatorial Fellow, Division of Academic and Public Programs
Katherine Mintie, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Research Fellow in Photography
Lauren Hanson, Stefan Engelhorn 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.