1. Artist Josiah McElheny and curator Susan Dackerman discuss works and concepts in the exhibition "Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe".

    "Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe" was on view September 6—December 10, 2011 at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Learn more about the exhibition at harvardartmuseums.org/ppk.

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  2. Curator Susan Dackerman interprets Jacques de Gheyn II’s engraving "The Great Lion".

    "The Great Lion" was part of the exhibition "Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge", which was on view September 6—December 10, 2011 at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Learn more about the exhibition at harvardartmuseums.org/ppk.

    View the artwork's record on our website at harvardartmuseums.org/art/330590.

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  3. Theresa Smith, Paper Conservator in the Harvard University Library, discusses repairs she made to Heinrich Vogtherr's multilayered anatomical "flap" prints. The prints are from the collection of the Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

    Vogtherr's flap prints were part of the exhibition "Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe," which was on view September 6—December 10, 2011 at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Learn more about the exhibition at harvardartmuseums.org/ppk.

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  4. Curator Susan Dackerman reveals the story behind the creation of Albrecht Dürer's famous "Rhinoceros" woodcut.

    Dürer's "Rhinoceros" was part of the exhibition "Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe," which was on view September 6—December 10, 2011 at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Learn more about the exhibition at harvardartmuseums.org/ppk.

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  5. Using a copy of a version of Albrecht Dürer's "Rhinoceros" woodcut as her palette, curator Marjorie (Jerry) Cohn shows how botanical leaf prints would have been inked and printed in the 16th century.

    The original hand-colored and embellished print of Dürer's "Rhinoceros" by an unknown artist was part of the exhibition "Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe," which was on view September 6—December 10, 2011 at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Learn more about the exhibition at harvardartmuseums.org/ppk.

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“Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe” is a rich display of prints, books, maps, and scientific instruments exploring the role of artists in the scientific inquiries of the 16th-century. The exhibition was on view at the Harvard


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“Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe” is a rich display of prints, books, maps, and scientific instruments exploring the role of artists in the scientific inquiries of the 16th-century. The exhibition was on view at the Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum from September 6—December 10, 2011.

This collection of videos provides a deeper understanding of the exhibition’s objects and themes from curators, conservators, and scholars.

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