In-Person Gallery Talk: Washington and the Power of Clothes


Thursday, April 21, 2022, 12:30pm to 1:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Join curator Horace D. Ballard for fresh perspective on two of the museums’ iconic portraits of George Washington through the meaning of gesture and the materialities of fashion. Inspired by Ballard’s recent research on Washington and his rewriting of the portraits’ gallery labels, the talk will explore the important role artists played in shaping the nation’s sense of self after the partisan politics of the Revolutionary War.

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