Archive for February 20, 2010

February 25th in Austin: LIVE WEBCAST of Sarah Greenough lecture at HRC on “The Americans” will also be podcast live!

From the Harry Ransom Center website:

“The University Co-op presents a Harry Ransom Lectures event with Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, on Thursday, February 25, at 7 p.m.

She presents the lecture “Transforming Destiny into Awareness: Robert Frank’s The Americans, 1959.”

Sarah Greenough was also the founding curator of the National Gallery of Art’s department of photographs in 1990. Since that time she has organized numerous exhibitions at the National Gallery that have traveled to museums around the world, including Paul Strand: An American Vision (1990), Walker Evans: Subway and Streets (1991), Harry Callahan (1996), Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries (2001), Roger Fenton (2004), and Irving Penn: Platinum Prints (2005). She has written several award-winning publications, including Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings (1983), On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of the Art of Photography (1989), Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set (2002), André Kertész(2005), and The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888–1978 (2007). She most recently organized Looking In: Robert Frank’s “The Americans.

The catalog won the Association of Art Museum Curators’ award for outstanding exhibition catalog of 2008.

The Harry Ransom Lectures honor former University of Texas Chancellor Harry Huntt Ransom and highlight the Ransom Center’s vital role in the University’s intellectual and cultural life. The program brings internationally renowned writers, artists, and scholars to Austin for public events and conversations with University students. The lectures are made possible by the generous support of the University Co-op.

LEARN MORE about the Harry Ransom Lectures

Please be aware that the Ransom Center’s Charles Nelson Prothro Theater has limited seating.  Line forms upon arrival of the first person, with doors opening 30 minutes in advance.

VIEW A LIVE WEBCAST of this event starting at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 25.”

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