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Museum closed to the public Wed., Oct. 7 and Thurs., Oct. 8; Members only Fri., Oct. 9. Open to all beginning Sat., Oct. 10.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 6 p.m.

ONLINE—Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door


Artist Abelardo Morell's work has quite literally been a reflection of nature, often using glass, lenses, and mirrors to make abstractions of his subject matter. Join us for the start of our Wish You Were Here series as Morell discusses a range of his projects throughout his extensive career.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 1 p.m.
Friday, October 16, 2020, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—Artist's Talk: James Welling


James Welling emerged as an artist in the 1970s with the Pictures Generation. Since then, he has become internationally renowned for his exploration of photographic techniques, processes, practices, and history.

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Friday, October 23, 2020, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—Spirit Photography: History and Creation


Nineteenth-century spirit photographs continue to delight and amuse us. But why and now were these photographs made? Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth and Associate Curator Heather A. Shannon use objects in the museum's collection to dive into these questions.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—Early Silver Processes


Experiments in silver chloride date to the eighteenth century, but the chemistry was not fully understood until William Henry Fox Talbot conducted tests in the 1830s. In this virtual talk, Process Historian Mark Osterman will share what Talbot built upon and then perfected.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 6 p.m.
Friday, November 13, 2020, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—Focus 45: A Photographic Truth


At first glance, photographs seem like records that don’t lie. In this informative and humorous lecture, process historian Mark Osterman demonstrates that photography has always had a challenging relationship with “the truth.”

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Saturday, November 14, 2020, 1 p.m.
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6 p.m.
Friday, December 4, 2020, 1 p.m.