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Gallery Talk: American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light

By Harvard Art Museums

Join a conservator and curator for a look at the materials and techniques used to create the works in American Watercolors, 1880–1990.

This drawing depicts a bowl of fruit and a vase of daisies on a table covered with a tablecloth with abstract patterns.

.: Tuesday, May 30 12:30pm – 1pm.

Ages: Adults.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

Registration required

  • Specific dates…

Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the talk, 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.


$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)

Additional free admission opportunities

  • Free for some residents


  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9

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

Wheelchair accessible.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.

Additional information

Conservator Penley Knipe and curator Miriam Stewart will lead an in-depth look at the materials and techniques used to create the varied works in the exhibition American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light, on view from May 20 to August 13, 2023. Learn about watercolor cakes, papers, and techniques, such as “wet-into-wet,” “resist,” and “scraping.”