Gallery Talk: The Importance of Color—Insights into the Pigments Featured in Imagine Me and You

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Harvard Art Museums

Several glass containers filled with different colored pigments are on a table.

Celia S. Chari will discuss artists’ materials and techniques used in artworks throughout the exhibition Imagine Me and You.

No application or registration needed.

Cost

This Event is free!

Please check in with museum staff at the Visitor Services desk in the Calderwood Courtyard to request to join the talk. Talks are limited to 18 people and are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration is required.

Location

  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood

Neighborhood 9

Dates and Times

.: Thursday, June 20, 12:30PM – 1PM.

Additional information

Join Celia S. Chari for a closer look at the types of artists’ materials found in artworks throughout the exhibition Imagine Me and You: Dutch and Flemish Encounters with the Islamic World, 1450–1750 (May 18–August 18, 2024). Chari will share scientific and art historical insights on the pigments found in paintings on view, such as Portrait of Francis I, King of France by Haydar Reis. Visitors will learn about artists’ techniques, historical pigment recipes, the color fading of light-sensitive pigments and will come away with a deeper understanding of the artworks and their conservation.

Several glass containers filled with different colored pigments are on a table.

.: Thursday, June 20, 12:30PM – 1PM.

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Last updated June 11, 2024.