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Join Ben Sibson, Ph.D. candidate in Harvard’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, for an in-depth discussion about the depiction of the human body in selected works on view in the exhibition Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment. He will share insights about artists’ representations of the human form, focusing on Jacques-Fabien Gautier d’Agoty’s mezzotint Muscles of the Back.
Featuring approximately 150 works on paper and other related objects, Dare to Know explores how the graphic arts inspired, shaped, and gave immediacy to new ideas in the Enlightenment era by encouraging individuals to follow their own reason when seeking to know more. An illustrated catalogue with 26 thematic essays—an A to Z exploration of the Enlightenment quest for understanding and change—accompanies the exhibition.
Ben Sibson, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, and Head Teaching Fellow
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.
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