Tag: Museum of Fine Arts Houston

November 9th & 10th, Houston: Lecture & Symposium SIMULCAST for “WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath”

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath

“The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting a series of events surrounding the opening of their exhibit WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath.

MFAH will be simulcasting two of the sold out events, free of charge, for those who were unable to purchase tickets.”  Click here to register to watch the events via live webcast.

Friday, November 9, 2012, 6:00-7:00 pm
Members Preview Lecture
Speaker: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, MFAH

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 1:00-5:00 pm
Shartle Symposium
, Panel Discussions:

War-Related Photography for Newspapers vs. Magazines with Carolyn Cole and Jonathan Torgovnik

Postwar Long-term Humanitarian Projects with Jim Goldberg and Susan Meiselas

Combat Photography with Don McCullin and James Nachtwey

About the Exhibition
“On Veterans Day 2012, the MFAH debuts an unprecedented exhibition exploring the experience of war through the eyes of photographers. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath gathers together nearly 500 objects, including photographs, books, magazines, albums, and photographic equipment.

Images recorded by more than 280 photographers, from 28 nations, span 6 continents and more than 165 years, from the Mexican-American War in the mid-1800s to present-day conflicts.

The exhibition examines the relationship between war and photography, exploring the types of photographs created during wartime, as well as by whom and for whom. Rather than being organized chronologically, or as a survey of “greatest hits,” the images are arranged to show the progression of war: from the acts that instigate armed conflict to “the fight,” to victory and defeat, and photos that memorialize a war, its combatants, and its victims. Portraits of servicemen, military and political leaders, and civilians are a consistent presence.”

The exhibition will be up November 11, 2012 to February 3, 2013.

Caroline Weiss Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, Texas 77005

Deadline May 18th: “Gift of Gift of” Call for Entries

Gift of Gift of Call for Entries
Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm CT
No entry fee.

“Gift of Gift of (GoGo) was started in 2009 as a way to give young art lovers a chance to support emerging photographers and have a great time doing it. Each year GoGo hosts an annual Exhibition & Vote Party for folks who love photography and want to have a say in what works are “museum worthy.” The exhibitions feature photographs found through an open call for entries. The photographs are by artists of all ages from around the world who consider themselves to be emerging and are looking for the recognition that comes when their work is acquired by renowned museum. Money from Vote Party ticket sales are pooled together to purchase as many of the exhibited artworks as possible. Partygoers vote on the art to decide what will be purchased and offered as a gift of Gift of Gift of to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston permanent collection.

  • The exhibition is a chance for emerging photographers to gain exposure.
  • The party brings artists and art lovers together, encouraging them to discuss the work and lobby for their favorites, while having glamorous good time.
  • The voting gives art lovers the opportunity to have a tangible impact on a large collecting institution.

GoGo supports emerging photographers. In order to be eligible to submit work for consideration, artists should not have work in a major museum collection and must be producing artwork that is priced at $300 USD or less. Only original work produced in the last five years will be considered.

Submission Guidelines

  • Fill out the online entry form and email your images, resume/bio and artist statement to giftofgiftof@gmail.com, Subject: LASTNAME_ENTRY_2012 by midnight on May 18, 2012
  • Submit up to 10(max) digital image files to be considered (jpegs, max 300 ppi resolution, 1600 x 1600 pixels maximum). The maximum size for total entry should not exceed 20MB. Slides and/or prints will not be accepted.
  • Number/name each entry to correspond with the submitted entry form. All image titles should be labeled with your last name. (Example: 1_LASTNAME_TITLE_YEAR.jpg, 2_LASTNAME_TITLE_YEAR.jpg, etc.)”

March 29th, Houston: Lecture by Catherine Wagner “Photographs and Public Projects”

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Lecture by Catherine Wagner Photographs and Public Projects
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Free and open to the public.  Reception to follow.

Catherine Wagner is an artist who works with elements of contemporary society and transforms them into conceptual images that investigate culture.  For over thirty years she has been a keen observer of the built environment, examining institutions of learning and knowledge, such as art museums and science labs, as well as the ways we construct our cultural identity. Ms. Wagner’s process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls ‘the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves.'”

© 2012 Catherine Wagner

Brown Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas  77005  [map]

Co-sponsored by the Houston Center for Photography and Photo Forum at MFAH.


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