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Meet Me at the Museums: Medieval and Early Renaissance Crucifixion Images

February 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


February 15, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Tall yellow pentagonal panel painted with an image of a man on a cross surrounded by three figures.
Fra Angelico, Italian, Christ on the Cross, the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist, and Cardinal Torquemada, c. 1453–54. Tempera on panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Hervey E. Wetzel Bequest Fund, 1921.34.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

While the image of Christ’s crucifixion is common in western artworks from the medieval and early Renaissance periods, interpreting these works can be complex. Join Clara Guzman in decoding several crucifixion scenes laden with symbolism. Guzman will also share how her research has been informed by her experience studying art history at Harvard and working as a student assistant here at the museums.

Meet Me at the Museums is a new series of talks given by our campus partners, lenders, and students. The series widens the circle of our gallery talk offerings, allowing for a richer diversity of viewpoints, surprising interdisciplinary connections and research, and unique perspectives about our collections and exhibitions.

Led by:
Clara Guzman ’24, Undergraduate Student Assistant, Division of European and American Art

Meet Me at the Museums gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museum.

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.