Ben Shahn’s New York

The Photography of Modern Times

November 14, 2000 - January 27, 2001

Ben Shahn’s New York: The Photography of Modern Times

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Jan 24, 2001 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Deborah Martin Kao, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, will place Shahn’s photographs documenting the Artists’ Union protests and New York prisons in the context of his involvement in the radical artists’ movement and contemporary debates about the social use of public art.

Dec 06, 2000 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Laura Katzman, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of Museum Studies, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, will focus on the New York neighborhoods where Shahn photographed during the 1930s, highlighting the ways he moved through the city with his small camera to document Manhattan’s diverse populations and to make studies for future work in other media.

Dec 01, 2000 | 11:00 am - 04:00 pm

This two-day conference offers contemporary perspectives on issues that were close to Ben Shahn’s heart—labor conditions and organization in the cultural sphere.

Nov 29, 2000 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Max Kozloff, author, critic, curator, and photographer, will examine Shahn's images alongside works by other photographers documenting New York street life.

Nov 19, 2000 | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Cosponsored by the Grey Art Gallery; the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, New York University; the Lower East Side Conservancy; and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Nov 15, 2000 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

In this three-part series of gallery talks, the curators will lead visitors through the exhibition, each focusing on a different aspect of Ben Shahn’s art and its era.