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Wednesday, November 15, 2023 12:30pm to 1pm

Harvard Art Museums
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Join curatorial assistant Casey Monahan to explore how two 19th-century ceramic vessels tell different stories of the United States. One vessel is made by enslaved potter David Drake and shows us both the artist’s agency and the lack of it. The other vessel is a presentation vase created for the U.S. centennial; it includes narrative imagery intended to evoke a shared American identity after the Civil War.


Led by:
Casey Monahan, Cunningham Senior Curatorial Assistant for the Collection, Division of European and American Art

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