Annual Meeting & Exhibition Opening: Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at Ourselves

Starting with early portraiture, this photography exhibition explores themes of identity and place that are at the cornerstone of human experience and widely examined in contemporary photography. “Reflections” draws from MdHS’s photograph holdings, including daguerreotypes, salt prints, glass negatives, silver gelatin, and digital prints. This is a free event that includes a light reception.

This is a free event that includes a light reception.

Starting with early portraiture, “Reflections” explores themes of identity and place that are at the cornerstone of human experience and widely examined in contemporary photography. The exhibition draws from MdHS’s photograph holdings, including daguerreotypes, salt prints, glass negatives, silver gelatin, and digital prints 

“Reflections” specifically examines how portraiture has developed—beginning around 1840—and progressed over the years to the point where we can so easily take and share self-portraits, or “selfies,” today. Themes such as identity, belonging, place, and the gaze—in all their manifestations—will be explored, as well as sub-themes of family portraits, sports, sexuality, work life, childhood and transportation.

The exhibition’s co-curators are Joe Tropea, Curator of Films and Photographs at MdHS, and Elena Volkova, Assistant Professor of Photography at Stevenson University.

Learn more about the exhibition.

June 19 Annual Meeting and Exhibition Opening Agenda:

  • 5:30-7:30 pm – Reflections open for viewing.
  • 5:30-6:30 pm – A brief presentation about MdHS programming in the year ahead, including introductory remarks about the Reflections exhibition, given by curators Joe Tropea and Elena Volkova.
  • 6:30-7:30 pm – Reception, including light refreshments.

The "Reflections" exhibition is open, Wed.-Sat. 10-5 pm, and Sundays, 12-5 pm, through July 1, 2020.

 

 
June 19, 2019 5:30 PM   through   7:30 PM