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Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study: Ten Ways of Looking at a Century - Part Two

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December 9, 2011

Program Locations:

The scholars and writers of the Wertheim Study and the Allen Room
present on December 9 at 2 o’clock in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Room 227

Ten Ways at Looking at a Century - Part Two

Explorations of selected prints and photographs from

A Century of Art
October 14, 2011 - January 15, 2012 -
Print and Stokes Galleries

The Wallach Division continues the celebration of the Library’s centennial with A Century of Art.  Drawing from the Wallach Division’s collections of photographs, prints, and art, the exhibition will feature one work created each year the Library has been open, from 1911 to 2011. The  show offers a glimpse into the Library’s vast holdings and will feature works by both prominent and some lesser known artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, including  Diane Arbus, Tina Barney, Sonia Delaunay, Paul Klee, Jasper Johns, Thomas Struth, Vija Celmins, and Bing Wright.

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Sarah Blackwood on Edwin Hale Lincoln’s Magnolia Virginiana (1914).  Dr. Blackwood (Wertheim Study) is Assistant Professor of English at Pace University, and completing a manuscript titled The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Psychology in Nineteenth-Century America

Kaia Magnusen on Max Beckmann’s Adam and Eve (1917).  Kaia Magnusen (Wertheim Study) is a PhD candidate in Art History at Rutgers University, and is exploring the work of the Neue Sachlichkeit of Weimar Germany

Ben Tarnoff on Walker Evans’s Bethlehem Graveyard (1935).  Ben Tarnoff (Allen Room) is the author of Moneymakers: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Notorious Counterfeiters

Gina D’Angelo on Thomas Hart Benton’s The Fence Mender (1940).  Gina D’Angelo (Wertheim Study) is an independent art historian and is researching the murals of the American artist Francis Davis Millet (1846-1912)

Barbara Moore on Joseph Beuys’s Zwei Fräulein mit leuchtendem Brot (1966).  Barbara Moore (Wertheim Study), art historian, is the author of the forthcoming book Observing the Avant-Garde: Peter Moore and the Photography of Performance.

Photography Collection
Phone: (212) 930-0837 | Fax: (212) 930-0530 | Email: phgref@nypl.org
The Photography Collection of the New York Public Library comprises approximately 500,000 photographs, including examples of almost every photographic process from the earliest daguerreotypes to contemporary digital images.

Print Collection
Phone: (212) 930-0817 | Fax: (212) 930-0530 | Email: prnref@nypl.org
The most accessible print room in New York City, the Print Collection of The New York Public Library encompasses over 200,000 prints along with a specialized reference collection of over 15,000 volumes on the history of prints and printmakers.  Follow the Collections on Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr.

The Research Study Rooms
The New York Public Library offers two Study Centers in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building: the Frederick Lewis Allen Room and the Wertheim Study.  Both are for qualified scholars needing intensive and long-term use of the collections of the Library.  Contact researchstudyrooms@nypl.org for more information.