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    Family Day: Printmaking and the Art of Observation

    Presented by at Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    September 24, 2011


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    Family Day: Printmaking and the Art of Observation

    Before cameras, GPS systems, and wristwatches, how did people record what they saw? navigate their journeys? tell time? The exhibition Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge shows us how scientists and artists of the 16th century worked together—making books about animals and the human body, maps of land and sky, and sundials and other instruments—and shaped the way people understood their world. Activities will include...

    Before cameras, GPS systems, and wristwatches, how did people record what they saw? navigate their journeys? tell time? The exhibition Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge shows us how scientists and artists of the 16th century worked together—making books about animals and the human body, maps of land and sky, and sundials and other instruments—and shaped the way people understood their world. Activities will include gallery explorations and art-making experiences.

    Recommended for children ages 8 and up.

    Free admission. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Erin Loeb at 617-496-8576 or erin_loeb@harvard.edu.

    Family Days for Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge are made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Support for educational programming is made possible by the Charles O. Wood III and Miriam M. Wood Fund for Educational Outreach.


    Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    485 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:

    Free admission. Space is limited.


    General Day and Time Info:

    1pm–3pm


    phone: 617-496-8576


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