Ways of Looking: Photograph–1920s Silver Gelatin Print
Join museum educator Hanna Exel for close looking and conversation about a black and white portrait made by Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee. Observe details and discuss interpretations of the work to build understanding in this relaxed exploration.
The next Ways of Looking session is on Tuesday, March 16, 5:30-6:30 pm (registration opens March 5) and a related course, Powers of Observation, begins on Tuesday evenings in April (registration opens March 15).
Hanna Exel holds an MA in Art History from Tufts University, where her research focused on artistic responses to the early years of the AIDS pandemic. Hanna uses an object-centered and inquiry-based approach to engaging with art, which has been honed through her experience as a youth development worker and positions at art institutions including MoMA and the New Museum.
Ways of Looking offers new perspectives on art and design uncovered through guided conversation.
Image: James Van Der Zee, Wedding Day, Harlem, 1926. Museum purchase with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.