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ArtBreak: New Photography

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Katelyn Crawford, PhD and Curatorial Assistant Hina Zaidi for an ArtBreak about Birmingham-based collector John Hagefstration’s gift of close to 300 photographs to the BMA. These photographs, which capture significant episodes in the development of the medium, allow us to better represent the history of movements, schools of photography, as well as the work of individual artists in new depth by expanding the diverse perspectives featured in our collection, including new works by Alabama artists, women artists, and LGBTQIA+ artists. Join Zaidi and Crawford as they detail the significance of Hagefstration’s extraordinary gift by highlighting the twelve photos selected for this collection focus installation that is currently on view in our American art gallery.
ArtBreaks are presented in honor of Joyce Benington’s twenty five years as a docent at the Birmingham Museum of Art. These programs, which bring curators, educators, artists, and creatives into conversation with the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, have been generously funded by Joyce’s friends, fellow docents, and members of the Art Focus group, which Joyce has guided through the BMA for nearly two decades.