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Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Slavery’s Landscape with Makeda Best. [POSTPONED]
[POSTPONED] Due to unforeseen circumstances, this seminar has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Please keep an eye on our calendar for updates.

Since we are unable to welcome you into the museums at this time, we are bringing our experts to you in the online series Art Study Center Seminars at Home.

How did Civil War era photographers construct landscapes of slavery? What symbols and facts did they draw upon, what narratives and interpretations were they in dialog with and did they promote? Join Menschel Curator of Photography Makeda Best, author of Elevate the Masses: Alexander Gardner Photography and Democracy in Nineteenth Century America (2020) as she explores how Alexander Gardner and others engaged the infamous Franklin & Armfield slave pen located in present day Alexandria, Virginia.

Led by:
Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums

This talk will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

You will receive an email confirming your registration along with a Zoom link and password for the program. If you have any questions, please contact am_register@harvard.edu.

For instructions on how to join a meeting in Zoom, please click here. Please note that closed captioning is available during this program.

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May 14, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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