Special Announcement - Dinner with Martha Tedeschi

February 15, 2017


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Dear Members of the Class of 2020:

The Freshman Dean’s Office will host a small, private dinner on Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 pm, at which a select group of 10 first-year students will have the opportunity to dine with Martha Tedeschi, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums. If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity, and can commit to attending from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, please apply. The dinner will take place in the Naumburg Room of the Harvard Art Museum, which is hidden within the galleries and has a special and unique history.
Since coming to the Harvard Art Museums in July of last year, Ms. Tedeschi has focused on making the museums accessible to students, through after-hours programming, student teas, and contact with exhibits and artists. Ms. Tedeschi spent the majority of her professional life in Chicago, earning her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. She began her professional career as an intern at the Art Institute of Chicago, and over 30 years held numerous positions, including being named a full curator and most recently serving as the deputy director for art and research. She specializes in British and American art, and particularly in the history of print-making. She is also an expert on painters James McNeill Whistler and Winslow Homer.
This dinner is part of the FDO’s Uncommon Fare program, designed to give freshmen a chance to meet outstanding members of the Harvard community, to meet one another, and to see what is truly special about the College. Made possible by a generous, anonymous grant, three additional dinners will be offered during the spring term to first-year students.
We certainly hope you can join us!


Tom Dingman
Dean of Freshmen
Harvard College