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Harvard Museum of Natural History–Apples in the Flesh
May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
No other fruit embodies the horticultural and cultural range of the apple. Originally from the mountains of Kazakhstan, apples have seduced bees, intoxicated monks, nourished colonists, and inspired artists, from Paul Cezanne to Rudolf Blaschka, who created Harvard’s collection of botanically precise glass apples (now on view in the Glass Flowers gallery). James Beard Award-winning author, Rowan Jacobsen, will discuss his book Apples of Uncommon Character, and will explore the surprising ways in which the apple has shaped New England history and character. A tasting of New England heirloom ciders will follow the talk.