Gallery Talk: Media as Muse in 17th-Century Dutch Landscape Drawings

By Harvard Art Museums

Conservator Penley Knipe will discuss inventive uses of media in a selection of Dutch landscape drawings.

A drawing of a field with buildings and trees in the distance.
Thursday, July 14 12:30pm – 1pm

Ages: Adults.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

Registration required

  • Specific dates
Thursday, July 14…

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.


$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


  • 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

Focusing on a small selection of drawings, conservator Penley Knipe will explore how Dutch artists of the 17th century creatively combined drawing media to dazzling effect in their pursuit of rendering local landscapes. Visitors will learn about well-known materials like charcoal and watercolor and lesser-known materials like gum arabic and “oatmeal” paper, as well as how the work of paper conservators advances research and scholarship.