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.”
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.
Commemorating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment’s ratification, which granted American women the right to vote, this presentation examines how photography has portrayed, and fundamentally shaped, perceptions of women and feminist movements since the mid-1800s.
As cinemas around the globe prepare to operate in a current and post-pandemic world, new challenges are posed. Curator of Film Exhibitions Jared Case and former curator Jim Healy, now Director of Cinematheque Film Programming at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss the uncertainties of the current climate and plans for the immediate future.