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"What Do School Photos Do?"

When

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
12:30-1:30PM

Where

Hood Museum of Art

sponsor

Hood Museum of Art

Intended Audience(s)

Public

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Marianne Hirsch, William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; and Leo Spitzer, cultural and comparative historian and a writer working in the interdisciplinary field of memory studies and Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of History Emeritus, Dartmouth College
Hirsch and Spitzer will highlight the ideological and political work of school photos in times of political turmoil and transformation, including examples from US boarding schools for Native American children and from Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust. They will also discuss the afterlives of these vernacular images in the work of artists who have reframed them in their installations.

Image caption: Steven Deo, When We Become Our Role Models No. 2, 2004, mixed media; acrylic and collage on canvas. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund; MIS.2004.65. © 2004, Steven Deo

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Sharon Reed
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(603) 646-2808

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