Museum Of Art Curator To Give Talk On Photographer Walker Evans
February 6, 2003--
Jeffrey Rosenheim, associate curator of photography, Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York
“Walker Evans: Photography in the South”
Monday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Room 153, 6 p.m.
Evans revolutionized photography with his objective, documentary
style. Perhaps best known as one of the photographers hired by the
Farm Security Administration to photograph the life of tenant farmers
in the post-Depression South of the 1930s, Evans captures the humanity
and dignity as well as the stark reality of their condition.
Rosenheim, associate curator of photography at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York, will talk about Evan’s photographs
of the South. The museum, home of the Walker Evans Archive, held
a major retrospective in 2000 of the artist’s work, which
spanned more than half the 20th century.
talk is co-sponsored by the McIntire Department of Art, the University
of Virginia Art Museum, the Special Lectures Committee and the Art
details, contact William Wylie at (434) 924-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298