Spotlight Tour: What Artists Hide in Their Work, with Melinda Modisette ’25

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Harvard Art Museums

A smiling young woman, standing in a mountainous landscape, gestures toward a painting that appears to float. It represents a 17th-century interior with people, dogs, and paintings. She wears a bright green graphic T-shirt.

Melinda Modisette ’25 will discuss works of art that contain hidden surprises and the stories behind them.

No application or registration needed.

Cost

Please check in with museum staff at the Admissions desk in the Calderwood Courtyard to request to join the tour. Tours are limited to 18 people and are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration is required.

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  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Neighborhood

Neighborhood 9

Dates and Times

.: Sunday, April 21, 2PM – 2:50PM.

Additional information

Melinda Modisette ’25 will explore works that contain hidden elements, including a painting on top of a painting, a sculpture that once encapsulated precious objects, and another painting full of strange surprises. The stops on the tour are Vincent Van Gogh’s painting Three Pairs of Shoes (1886–87); the sculpture Prince Shōtoku at Age Two (Japan, Kamakura period, datable to about 1292); and Anthonie Palamedesz.’s painting A Merry Company in an Interior (1633).

A smiling young woman, standing in a mountainous landscape, gestures toward a painting that appears to float. It represents a 17th-century interior with people, dogs, and paintings. She wears a bright green graphic T-shirt.

.: Sunday, April 21, 2PM – 2:50PM.

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Last updated April 15, 2024.