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Gallery Talk: Seeing through Laughter—Thomas Rowlandson

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Harvard Art Museums

A drawing depicts an audience of men watching two men fence in the center of an interior space.

Explore humor in art, exemplified by a selection of Thomas Rowlandson’s watercolors satirizing daily life in 18th-century Britain.

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Gallery talks are limited to 18 people and registration is required. You can register by clicking on the event on this form, beginning at 10am the day of the talk.

Cost

This Event is free!

Location

  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
Maraykanka

Neighborhood

Neighborhood 9

Dates and Times

.: Tuesday, April 23, 12:30PM – 1PM.

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Join curatorial intern Joseph Foo ’26 for a lively conversation about a group of humorous yet insightful watercolors by Thomas Rowlandson. A satirist of the Georgian era, Rowlandson masterfully incorporated biting social commentaries into his delightful drawings that stir and amuse the mind. Whether you are looking for art historical facts for trivia night or a simple laugh, we have something for you!

A drawing depicts an audience of men watching two men fence in the center of an interior space.

.: Tuesday, April 23, 12:30PM – 1PM.

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