Materials Lab Workshop: Cyanotypes


Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 11:00am to 1:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

This workshop is inspired by the exhibition White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph, which explores the innovative camera-less photography of German artist Anneliese Hager (1904–1997). The exhibition is on view at the Harvard Art Museums through July 31, 2022.

We will first gather in the galleries for an introduction to the exhibition by curator Lynette Roth, who will examine a selection of Hager’s works as well as those of her predecessors and contemporaries. Then we’ll visit the Materials Lab, where conservator Penley Knipe will guide participants in the preparation of photosensitive cyanotype paper. (We may also go outdoors, weather permitting.) Participants will be able to create their own photograms, experimenting with both translucent and opaque materials.

No prior experience is necessary. Participants are invited to bring their own small objects such as leaves, flowers, buttons, swatches of translucent fabric like gauze, and other items with interesting and distinctive shapes. This workshop will take place in the Materials Lab, Lower Level.

Cost: $15 materials fee.

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