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Wichita Art Museum

address  1400 W. Museum Blvd.
 Wichita, KS  67203-3296
phone (316) 268-4921
hours Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm
general adm $7; $5 seniors; $3 students and youth 5-17; free for members and on Saturdays for all

Curator Talk on Dignity vs Despair with Jane Aspinwall

Curator Talk on Dignity vs Despair with Jane Aspinwall

Pete Armstrong Photography Lecture Depression-Era Photography and the Resilience of the Human Spirit Join curator Jane Aspinwall for a discussion about the exhibition Dignity vs. Despair: Dorothea Lange and Depression-Era Photography, 1933-1942. Drawn from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's renowned photography collection, the exhibition features the work of Dorothea Lange and four other photographers--Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, Marion Post Wolcott, and Peter Sekaer--each of whom documented the devastating effects of the Great Depression. Aspinwall is Associate Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. She has worked with the Hallmark Photographic Collection since 1999 and became the first photography curator at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art when the Hallmark Collection was gifted in 2005. This program is the first in a newly launched lecture series—the Pete Armstrong Photography Lecture. Edward "Pete" Armstrong (1921–2009) was a respected and formidable business and civic leader in Wichita. He was a talented photographer, serving as a photographic officer in WWII and starting as photographer with McCormick Armstrong Co. in Wichita. He ultimately rose to become chairman at the successful family company. Armstrong was also a childhood friend of esteemed photographer W. Eugene Smith, to whom he was devoted over decades. He helped the effort and contributed generously to bring the papers of photographer Gordon Parks to Wichita State University. His wife Mickey Armstrong and family honors Pete and his lifelong love of photography through endowed support for ongoing talks on topics in photography at the Wichita Art Museum.
Event Info: (316) 268-4921
Ages: Adults
Price: Free admission
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