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Gallery Talk: Unroll or Unfold? Formats and Materials in East Asian Painting

Mori Sosen, Deer Washing a Fawn, Japanese, early 19th century. Fan; ink and light color on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL41703.11.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Anne Driesse, senior paper conservator in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, and Yan Yang, curatorial assistant for the collection in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, will give today’s gallery talk.

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.