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Gallery Talk: What Do Machines See When They Look at Art?

Jack Gould, American, Untitled, elderly women at DAR meeting, 1950. Negative, gelatin silver (film). Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, American Professional Photographers Collection, 4.2002.15574.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Jeff Steward, the museums’ director of Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technology, will give this 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.