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Spring Opening Celebration

Feb 13, 2018, 5:30 PM
Collins Cinema, Davis Lobby and Galleries
Free and open to the public

5:30 Keynote Lecture, Collins Cinema
“The Poetry of the Everyday: Clarence H. White and the Creation of American Art Photography, 1895-1925”
Anne McCauley, David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art, Princeton University, and curator of the exhibition Clarence H. White and His World, will trace how a young man from Newark, Ohio, taught himself photography and within five years was exhibiting in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and elsewhere. White’s melding of the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement and American socialism with the new demands of advertising and magazine illustration resulted in innovative compositions that defined what “modernism” in photography would be in the 20th century.

6:30—9 PM Reception, Davis Lobby and Galleries
Join the Davis to celebrate the opening of our spring 2018 exhibitions Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925; Fragment: A Museum’s Midcentury Legacy; Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India; Artists Take Action! Recent Acquisitions from the Davis; Intermezzi: The Inventive Fantasies of Max Klinger; Ria Brodell: Butch Heroes; and David Teng Olsen: Smoked My Head on Yes Waters.