Mead Art Museum

Hours

Sunday          9 a.m.–midnight
Monday          Closed
Tuesday          9 a.m.–midnight
Wednesday         9 a.m.–midnight
Thursday         9 a.m.–midnight
Friday         9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday         9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Interterm 2012: Rediscovering the “All-American Camera”

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Participants in this non-credit interterm course facilitated by curatorial fellow Maggie Dethloff were introduced to the history and use of the Graflex Speed Graphic camera, the standard in mid-20th century photojournalism.

On the first day of the two-day course, students considered related photographs in the Mead’s collection (see “Collection Photographs” below).

On the second day, they gained hands-on experience taking pictures with the Speed Graphic found in Mead Art Museum storage (see “Student Photographs” below).

Rob Mattson of Public Affairs documented the hands-on learning experience in a slideshow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8FtDlne_o0&feature=youtu.be


Collection Photographs

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Berenice Abbott
American (1898-1991)
Greyhound Bus Terminal, 1936
Gelatin silver print
Purchase with Hall and Kate Peterson Fund
AC 1997.20

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Margaret Bourke-White
American (1904-1971)
Highway 1 Column, 1937
Gelatin silver print
Purchase with Wise Fund for Fine Arts
AC 2000.378

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Margaret Bourke-White
American (1904-1971)
Mahatma Gandhi, 1946, (printed 1986 by Igor Bakht)
Gelatin silver print
Bequest of Richard Templeton (Class of 1931)
AC 1989.26

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Robert Capa
American (1913-1954)
Death of a Loyalist Soldier, Spain 1936 (The Falling Soldier), 1936, printed 2003
Gelatin silver print
Museum Purchase
AC 2004.03

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Weegee (Fellig, Arthur H.)
American (1899-1968)
Out at Three in the Morning, ca. 1940
Gelatin silver print
Gift of Janet Borden, in memory of Allan P. Albert (Class of 1967)
AC 1994.771

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Weegee (Fellig, Arthur H.)
American (1899-1968)
Sammy's on the Bowery, 1940s
Gelatin silver print
Purchase with Richard Templeton (Class of 1931) Photography Fund
AC 1995.17


Student Photographs

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Josh Baum, Classroom Technology Specialist
 
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Erin Steinbrook ‘15
 
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Michelle Ngo’15
 
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Josey Prior ‘15
 
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Josh Baum, Classroom Technology Specialist
 

Hours

Sunday          9 a.m.–midnight
Monday          Closed
Tuesday          9 a.m.–midnight
Wednesday         9 a.m.–midnight
Thursday         9 a.m.–midnight
Friday         9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday         9 a.m.–5 p.m.