September 9 - November 19, 2006
French photographer Serge Hambourg's work provides an eyewitness account of the events of May 1968 in Paris, when student and worker strikes against the political and social establishment brought the country to a standstill. Barricades went up, arrests were made, and street fighting and other violence roiled France during a time of similar protests around the world. The thirty-six photographs in this exhibition depict protesters marching in the streets of Paris as well as the reactions of bystanders and opposition members, who were loyal to the government of President Charles de Gaulle. The illustrated catalogue is available through the Hood Museum of Art Shop or through our distributor, the University Press of New England, on their Web site.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and was generously funded by the Parnassus Foundation, courtesy of Jane and Raphael Bernstein.
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6 October, Friday, 4:30 p.m.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
Opening Lecture and Reception
PERSPECTIVES ON MAY 1968
M. Anne Sa'adah, Joel Parker Professor of Law and Political Science, Department of Government, and co-curator of the exhibition Protest in Paris.
A reception hosted by the Friends of Hopkins Center and Hood Museum of Art will follow in Kim Gallery.
7 October, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
PARIS 1968: PHOTOGRAPHING THE MAY EVENTS
Serge Hambourg will discuss his experiences in Paris photographing the demonstrations.
27 October, Friday, 4:30 p.m.
MAY 1968 AND THE APOTHEOSIS OF SURREALISM
Alyce Mahon, Lecturer and Fellow, History of Art, Cambridge University, England
11 November, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
TOUT VA BIEN and LETTER TO JANE (1972 France) Directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin
Lynn Higgins, Parents Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of French and Italian, will give an introduction to the two films and lead a discussion after the viewing. This film showing is presented in conjunction with Protest in Paris 1968: Photographs by Serge Hambourg. These two Godard/Gorin works reflect the issues and ethos of the late 1960s and early 1970s in France. In Tout Va Bien, which stars Jane Fonda and Yves Montand, "Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris." Letter to Jane is a political tract addressed to Jane Fonda about her visit to North Vietnam in 1972.
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