The Days of Creation Lecture 18 November at Harvard

On Wednesday, 18 November, Miriam Stewart, assistant curator, Department of Drawings, Harvard Art Museums, will speak on The Days of Creation – In-Sight: Looking Deeper and Differently at Harvard’s Sackler Museum. When Henry James saw Edward Burne-Jones’s watercolor series The Days of Creation exhibited in 1877, he noted the artist’s “imagination, his fertility of invention, his exquisiteness of work, his remarkable gifts as a colourist.” Photographic replicas (called platinotypes) of The Days of Creation were available starting in the 1870s. Oscar Wilde had a set of platinotypes in his rooms at Magdalen College, Oxford. This splendid series in the Harvard Art Museum’s collection invites close examination of painting materials, iconography, collecting, and reproduction. Tickets $18 (members of Harvard Art Museum $12, students with valid ID $8). Space is limited, and registration is strongly encouraged.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009
6.30 p. m.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum Lecture Hall
485 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

To register, call (617) 495-0534.

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