Objects of Addiction: Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis in New England


Harvard Art Museums

A photography of various size and colored pills.

Join us for a discussion about the opioid crisis, featuring specialists in addiction medicine, harm reduction, and public health policy.

No application or registration needed.


This Event is free!

Free admission, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


Neighborhood 9

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level.

Dates and Times

.: Sun, September 24 2023 2PM – 3:30PM.

Doors will open for seating at 1:30pm.

Before and after the discussion, guests are invited to visit the exhibition on Level 3.

Additional information

Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire, and the Chinese Art Trade (September 15, 2023–January 14, 2024) explores the entwined histories of the opium trade and the Chinese art market between the late 18th and early 20th centuries. These two commodities—acquired through both legal and illicit means—had profound effects on the global economy, public health, immigration law, education, and the arts that are reverberating still today.

A photography of various size and colored pills.

.: Sun, September 24 2023 2PM – 3:30PM.

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