Material Intimacies: Portraiture and Photographic Experimentation

Thursday, March 28, 2024
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2024-03-28 14:00:00 2024-03-28 15:30:00 Material Intimacies: Portraiture and Photographic Experimentation 03/28/2024, 2-3:30pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

From the 1970s to the early ’80s a group of young artists in Boston, several of whom were then students at the SMFA, made intimate and ephemeral self-portraits and photographs of their friends and lovers. By turning their cameras on themselves, artists including Nan Goldin, Gail Thacker, and Mark Morrisroe radically refuted the documentary traditions of a previous generation of Boston photographers as well as that of their teachers. Learn about how these artists redefined the material conditions of photography to capture fleeting instances of tenderness, intimacy, vulnerability, and loss within the cultural and political landscape of the time.

Lynne Cooney, director of Exhibitions and Galleries, Monserrat College of Art

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Purchase a ticket package for the full four-session “Creative Networks: The Boston Art Scene in the 1970s and ’80s” course. Please note that this option is not available after the date of the first session.

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