CANCELED: From the Hands of the Makers


Thursday, May 21, 2020, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Work table with glass and glass tools.

We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers. In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closed to the public until further notice. All in person public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.

Free Public Lecture, Book Signing, and New Exhibit Preview

Jennifer Brown, Collection Manager, Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

Natalja Kent, Photographer, The Glass Flowers: Marvels of Art and Science at Harvard

Scott E. Fulton, Head Conservator, Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

Donald H. Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and Curator of the Farlow Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany

From 1886 to 1936, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka applied their artistic talents and knowledge of natural history to create an exquisite collection of glass models of plants to support the botanical education of Harvard students and the public. This program will explore the history, conservation, and relevance of the Glass Flowers in the twenty-first century, and introduce the publication The Glass Flowers: Marvels of Art and Science at Harvard, a compendium of new photographs that captures the beauty and magnificent detail of the models.

Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

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See also: Public Lectures