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Gallery Talk: Philosophy Chamber Conversations—Flatness

Prepared by William Dandridge Peck, Dried specimens of Morone americana & Perca flavescens mounted on paper, c. 1790. Paper and animal specimens. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ichthyology Department, Harvard University, MCZ154771 and MCZ154772, TL41646.3. Courtesy of the Ichthyology Department, Museum of Comparative Zoology. Photo: Andrew Williston.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Whitney Barlow Robles, Ph.D. candidate in American Studies, Harvard University, will give today’s gallery talk. The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 is on view through December 31, 2017.

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.