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Tuesday, November 8, 2022 12:30pm to 1pm

Harvard Art Museums
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Join curatorial assistant Casey Monahan for an in-depth discussion about a dynamic display of ball invitations, advertisements, trade cards, and currency notes in the special exhibition Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment, on view until January 15, 2023. Monahan will share insights about the acquisition of these small prints and the story behind their creative installation in the exhibition.


Featuring approximately 150 works on paper and other related objects, Dare to Know explores how the graphic arts inspired, shaped, and gave immediacy to new ideas in the Enlightenment era by encouraging individuals to follow their own reason when seeking to know more. An illustrated catalogue with 26 thematic essays—an A to Z exploration of the Enlightenment quest for understanding and change—accompanies the exhibition.


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


Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.


Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.


Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museum.

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