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Art Study Center Seminar: Fernando Bryce and His Book of Needs [AT CAPACITY]

Fernando Bryce, The Book of Needs (detail), 2015. Ink on paper, in 81 parts. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2016.110. Image courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York.


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

This event is at capacity.

In this session, artist Fernando Bryce will discuss his practice with Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Their discussion will begin in the University Research Gallery, where Bryce’s multipart work The Book of Needs (2015) is on view. Through 81 ink-on-paper drawings, Bryce re-creates historical articles and texts to illuminate the ideological underpinnings of each page, in effect showing rather than explaining history. The conversation will continue in the Art Study Center, focusing on objects in the museums’ collections that relate to the ideas Bryce explores in his work. The exhibition will be on view from January 20 to May 6, 2018.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but capacity is limited to 15 and registration is recommended. To register, please email
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk. Note that there is a wait list for this program; spots unclaimed by 11am will be released to those on the wait list. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.
Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.