Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Michelle Lamuniere lecture tomorrow

I am sad to say I don't think I can attend this lecture, but if you can, you should! It is presented by Michelle Lamuniere, the Assistant Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museum (pictured above in my series A Moment Collected: Photographs at the Harvard Art Museum). It is always a privilege and an inspiration to hear her speak. Details below:

Wednesday, February 17, 6:30-7:30pm

Twins When They Began to Take Modified Milk” Part of the In-Sight: Looking Deeper and Differently Lecture Series Arthur M. Sackler Museum Lecture Hall, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets $18 (members of Harvard Art Museum $12, students with valid ID $8, Harvard students free on a first-come, first-served basis). Space is limited, and registration is strongly encouraged.

Michelle Lamunière, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum

This compelling photograph of a mother and her twins is the basis for a larger discussion of Harvard’s Social Museum, a compilation of photographs and graphic material established in 1903 to collect the social experience of the world as material for university teaching. The image prompts an exploration of the early use of photography as a social document and its role in educating students about social problems and the solutions - such as the provision of pasteurized milk - developed to ameliorate them.

For more information, visit http://www.harvardartmuseum.org/calendar/detail.dot?id=25202. To register, call 617-495-0534.

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