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Picturing Buildings - UMMA

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art

{The following is not an AIAHV-organized event, but we are passing along the announcement which may be of interest.}

In Conversation: Picturing Buildings: Photographers and Architecture, 1855-1985
Sunday, May 21, 3-4 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register to secure your place by emailing umma-program-registration@umich.edu. Please include date and title of program in the subject line of your email.

The images in this exhibition explore photographers’ enduring fascination with architecture through a series of exceptional black and white photographs from UMMA’s permanent collection. Join exhibition curator and 2015-2016 Mellon Curatorial Fellow Emily Talbot for a closer look at the images on view, and a conversation about the strategies that photographers employ to compose a picture out of complex, three-dimensional structures. Talbot will delve into the ways that photographers have reinterpreted architectural subjects to foreground and exploit the visual and material qualities of their own medium.

Picturing Buildings: Photographers and Architecture, 1855-1985 opens Saturday, May 13 on The Jan and David Brandon Family Bridge.

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