Materials Lab Workshop: Modeling Material Culture in Paper

By Harvard Art Museums

Curious about the graphic arts and how we make sense of the world around us? Experiment with a new visual model for representing artworks.

A sphere made of folded, loosely assembled discs of different kinds of papers lies on a black surface, along with additional folded paper discs nearby.
Sunday, October 9 10am – 1pm

Ages: 14 to Adults.

No prior experience necessary. Bring your imagination, curiosity, and creativity! Minimum age of 14.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

Registration required

  • Specific dates
Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 9…

Registration is required and space is limited. Registration for this workshop will open on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at this link, and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To join the waitlist, please email


$15 materials fee.


  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9

This workshop will take place in the Materials Lab, Lower Level.

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

This workshop is inspired by the exhibition Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment, which explores how the graphic arts inspired, shaped, and gave immediacy to new ideas in the so-called age of reason. It invites visitors to embrace the Enlightenment’s same spirit of inquiry—to investigate, to persuade, and to imagine. The exhibition is on view at the Harvard Art Museums through January 15, 2023.