Events for Tuesday, January 31, 2023
This rotation in the Collection Gallery ranges from the Crimean War (1853–56) to the War in Afghanistan (2001–21), challenging us to think critically about how photography documents and disseminates information about war, and how photographers’ approaches to recording war has shifted over time.
Loneliness permeates Adam Ekberg’s whimsical photographs that document the climax of orchestrated events. While the camera freezes them into still lifes, a sense of continuity—like the arc of a story—happens as one realizes that Ekberg (American, b. 1975) invented, manifested, documented, and concluded these events. The objects take on lives of their own, even though we know that such agency is impossible.
Hollywood Pairings William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy comes to life in the first sound adaptation of any of his plays. In sixteenth century Padua, Baptista (Edwin Maxwell) has two daughters: Bianca (Dorothy Jordan) and Katherine (Mary Pickford). Bianca is in love with Hortensio (Geoffrey Wardwell), but Baptista will not allow the two to get married until Katherine is betrothed.