Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment

By Harvard Art Museums

See how the graphic arts inspired, shaped, and gave immediacy to new ideas in the Enlightenment era, encouraging individuals to follow their own reason when seeking to know more.

A print of a woman's back with the skin peeled back to reveal the skeletal and muscular systems. Her head is facing away.
Friday, September 16 10am – Sun, January 15 2023 5pm

Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm

Closed on major holidays

All ages.

Contact

Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

No application or registration needed.

Cost

$20 Adults

$18 Seniors (65+)

Free Sundays—free to all!

Free All students with a valid ID

Free Harvard ID holders (plus one guest)

Free Harvard Art Museums Friends

Free Youth under 18

Free Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)

 

  • Free for some residents

Location

  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9

Additional information

What role did drawings and prints play during the Enlightenment era, from roughly 1720 to 1800? Dare to Know explores many nuances of this complex time—when political and cultural revolutions swept across Europe and the Americas, spurring profound shifts in science, philosophy, the arts, social and cultural encounters, and our shared sense of history. 

Event continues to run during Winter vacation.