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'Imagine Me and You': A Conversation across Cultures

21 May 2024

‘Imagine Me and You’: A Conversation across Cultures

Lecture: 21 May 2024

For the opening lecture for the exhibition Imagine Me and You: Dutch and Flemish Encounters with the Islamic World, 1450–1750, curator Talitha Maria G. Schepers will first describe how the exhibition came about and share what went into the making of it. She will then be joined by three guest speakers, who will each take a close look at a group of objects on view. Bringing together four distinct scholarly voices, this lecture aims to reflect the multicultural representation visible throughout the exhibition. After the lecture, guests are invited to visit the exhibition on Level 3 until 7pm.

Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502-1550), Customs and Fashions of the Turks (detail), 1553
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge
Photo: © President and Fellows of Harvard College; courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums

Talitha Maria G. Schepers, Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Curatorial Fellow, Division of European and American Art, Harvard Art Museums, and exhibition curator
Ayşin Yoltar-Yıldırım, Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums
Stephanie Schrader, Curator of Drawings, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Yael Rice, Associate Professor of Art and the History of Art and of Asian Languages and Civilizations; Chair of Architectural Studies, Amherst College

Free admission, but seating is limited and registration is required. For more information about the event and to register (as of 11 May), please visit the website.

This lecture will be recorded and made available for online viewing; check back shortly after the event for the link to view.

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