Saturday, May 25, 2024 12:00p -

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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Join exhibition curator Talitha Maria G. Schepers for an in-depth exploration of the exhibition Imagine Me and You: Dutch and Flemish Encounters with the Islamic World, 1450–1750.

Discover what prompted Netherlandish artists to include everyday objects from the Islamic world, like textiles and carpets, in their paintings. Why did Rembrandt copy a Mughal painting? And what role did the tulip—a symbol of the Netherlands—play in Habsburg-Ottoman diplomacy?

Imagine Me and You (May 18–August 18, 2024) explores the rich and diverse encounters that occurred between artists from the Low Countries (part of the Habsburg Empire) and the multicultural, multilingual, and multifaith societies of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires from 1450 to 1750. A myriad of cultural, diplomatic, and mercantile interactions took place during this time, either in person or through the exchange of objects, art, and ideas. The exhibition traces these multiple encounters through the world of Netherlandish artworks and their varied representations of the Islamic realm.

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Talitha Maria G. Schepers, Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Curatorial Fellow, Division of European and American Art, and exhibition curator

Please check in with museum staff at the Visitor Services 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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