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January 2020

When I has my likeness took: Black Subjects & the Modernization of Photography

January 30, 2020, 5:00 pm6:00 pm
107 Hall of Languages

What did it mean to be a modern black photographic subject in images produced by white photographers? Joan Bryant, associate professor in the African American Department at Syracuse University, will explore issues in the SUArt exhibition, Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection. It analyzes how white photographers presented people and practices as black subjects while the medium was becoming increasingly modern in the first half of the twentieth century.  It reflects on the…

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Gallery reception

January 30, 2020, 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Join us for our winter exhibitions opening reception celebrating the special exhibitions Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection,  Masterpieces of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections, and Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks.  Free and open to the public.

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