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Art Study Center Seminar: Versos and Marks—Exploring the Past of Paintings

December 8, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 |  FREE


December 8, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

Various labels, stickers, and a tag are attached to a wooden surface.

This event requires registration; see further details below.

Join curatorial assistant Casey Monahan to explore how investigating the verso (reverse side) of a painting can sometimes help construct the history and provenance of a work. Monahan will share how details such as labels, numbers, and other elements that are normally “unseen” are essential for curators as they research and catalogue works in the collections.

Led by:
Casey Monahan, Cunningham Senior Curatorial Assistant for the Collection, Division of European and American Art

Free admission, but registration is required. You can register by clicking on the event on this form, beginning on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk (Level 4), and be prepared to present a photo ID. All coats and bags must be placed in a locker prior to entering the study room.

The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday. Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at am_register@harvard.edu at least 48 hours in advance.