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Gallery Talk: Social Realism, Social Action

Lewis W. Rubenstein and Rico Lebrun, The Hunger March, 1933. True fresco.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lewis W. Rubenstein, 1933.192.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Sarah Kianovsky, curator of the collection in the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, will give today’s gallery talk.

Offered during the first 100 days of the new U.S. administration, these talks look closely at selected works from across the collections and from around the world to consider questions of political power and activism, human rights and planetary consciousness, national borders and global citizenship, and the role of the arts in various historical contexts.

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.