Photography Program presents
The Photography Program Presents "Seeing the Elephant" A Lecture by Jeff Rosenheim
"Seeing the Elephant" is an Illustrated talk about the role of the camera during the American Civil War.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Jeff L. Rosenheim was named Curator in Charge of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012. Originally hired at the Metropolitan Museum to catalogue the Ford Motor Company Collection of avant-garde European and American photography between the two World Wars, he was promoted to the position of full Curator in 2007. An expert in American photography with wide-ranging interests from 19th-century to contemporary art, he has taught at Columbia University, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and Bard College, and is an admired public speaker, most recently with talks at Yale and Stanford universities. At the Metropolitan Museum, he has organized or co-organized some 20 exhibitions and was responsible for facilitating the Museum’s acquisitions of the complete archives of photographers Walker Evans in 1994 and Diane Arbus in 2007. A foremost authority on Evans, he has organized six exhibitions of the artist’s work, including Walker Evans
, a major retrospective at the Met in 2000, and Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard
in 2009, and has authored eight publications on Evans’s oeuvre. He was the curator responsible for the Metropolitan Museum’s presentation of the exhibition Diane Arbus Revelations
in 2005, was a co-author of its award-winning catalogue, and also collaborated on the Diane Arbus
exhibition traveling in Europe and currently on view at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. He has in recent years published catalogue essays on Robert Frank, Robert Polidori, Stephen Shore, and Paul Graham, and is now organizing the exhibition Photography and the American Civil War
, which will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum from April 2 through September 2, 2013.
For more information, call 845-758-7813, e-mail email@example.com,
or visit http://photo.bard.edu.
Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema
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