Gallery Talk: From Italian Chopines to Ottoman nalıns: High-Heeled Shoes in Art

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Harvard Art Museums

Two tall wooden shoes decorated with pieces of shell and glass with a leather strap at top.

Clara Guzman ’25 will examine depictions of historical high heels—from Turkish nalıns to Italian chopines—in European drawings and prints.

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 27, 12:30PM – 1PM.

Additional information

Join Clara Guzman to explore high-heeled shoes of the 16th and 17th centuries, from Turkish nalıns to Italian chopines. She will take an in-depth look at depictions of these historical footwear in European drawings and prints.

This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Imagine Me and You: Dutch and Flemish Encounters with the Islamic World, 1450–1750 (May 18–August 18, 2024).

Two tall wooden shoes decorated with pieces of shell and glass with a leather strap at top.

.: Thursday, June 27, 12:30PM – 1PM.

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