Curator Joyce Robinson gives gallery talk June 6

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Curator Joyce Robinson will give a gallery talk in the exhibition Seeing America: Photographs from the Permanent Collection at 12:10 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus of Penn State.

"Seeing America: Photographs from the Permanent Collection" is currently on view at the museum through Aug. 10. This exhibition examines the rich fabric of people and places that constitute America as captured by notable photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Chronologically spanning well over a century, the photographs on view graphically attest to the geographical diversity of the United States as well as to the remarkable range of inhabitants who call this land home. From Ellis Island immigrants, industrial workers, a “Kentucky Colonel,” and residents of Harlem to vistas of the Montana Territory, Pennsylvania rivers and cities, and the Great Smoky Mountains, "Seeing America" invites viewers to see a few of the citizens and sites captured on film by some of this country’s most important photographers.

Featured photographers include Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Edward S. Curtis, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, David Graham, Lewis Hine, William Henry Jackson, Consuelo Kanaga, Bart Michiels, Gordon Parks, Eliot Porter, Charles Sheeler, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Florence Vandamm, James Van Der Zee, Carleton Watkins, and Marion Post Wolcott.

The exhibition is being organized in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ presentation of "First Person: Seeing America," which is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works




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Last Updated June 03, 2014