Gallery Talk: Seeking Silk—Shimmer and Shine

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Harvard Art Museums

A square, gold-colored book cover is decorated with green and red interlaced embroidery in different panels.

Join us for a gallery talk on Chinese silk production, trade with 16th-century Europe, and the role women played in making silk.

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

.: Friday, June 14, 12:30PM – 1PM.

Additional information

Silk was first cultivated more than 6,000 years ago in China, where it functioned as a fabric and later as a currency. In this gallery talk, curatorial fellow Talitha Maria G. Schepers will dive deeper into the world of Chinese silk production (sericulture), trade with 16th-century Europe, and the role women played in making silk. The talk focuses on an installation in the 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art gallery (2300). The installation will close on June 16.

A square, gold-colored book cover is decorated with green and red interlaced embroidery in different panels.

.: Friday, June 14, 12:30PM – 1PM.

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Last updated June 6, 2024.