Kwame Brathwaite and American Photography
Upcoming Date and Time(s):
Mar 2, 2022, 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Location: Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Cost: Free with Museum admission
John J. Curley, Wake Forest University Professor of Art History, will discuss American photography from the 1960s and 1970s, thinking specifically about the exhibition The Family of Man, which opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1955 and traveled globally thereafter.
After describing this exhibition and its influence, Curley will consider the ways that photographers—including Robert Frank, Roy DeCarava, and Diane Arbus, and Kwame Brathwaite—used their images to reject the show's optimistic view of a unified global community. Advance registration is encouraged.
Upcoming Afternoons with Scholars
[April 27] substrata: the spirit of collage in 76 years of art
with Paul Bright, WFU Director of Art Galleries and Programming
[May 11] Promised Gift: Grant Wood’s Lithographs
with Curator Allison Slaby
Free Museum Admission
Museum members, children 18 and under, students with valid ID, active or retired military personnel with ID, employees of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with valid ID (plus one guest)
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