The work Aztec Stadium, 2010 Malleable Deed by Melanie Smith and Rafael Ortega is included in the exhibition Under the Mexican Sky : Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film as a contemporary counterpoint in the dialogue about Mexican culture and history. Smith will discuss her research on Mexican culture through various projects developed in the last ten years.
Color photographs constitute an important part of the cultural and artistic heritage of the 20th century. With the advent of digital imaging, the era of traditional color photography is coming to an end. Sylvie Pénichon, conservator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth and author of Twentieth-Century Color Photographs: Identification and Care, discusses the current state of fine art photography and summarizes practical preservation guidelines for collectors. A book signing follows the talk.
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Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30pm. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk will be led by Connie Butler, Chief Curator.
Explore the museum's collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings. This gallery discussion includes a close look at numerous works, which help illustrate the differences and similarities between the two genres. Educator and art historian Mary Lenihan leads this talk.