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Conversation with the Curator: Vantage Points:Contemporary Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art

Friday, August 13, 2021

12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Join Taubman Museum of Art Chief Curator Dr. Karl Emil Willers for August's member-exclusive Conversation with the Curator for a spotlight on Vantage Points: Contemporary Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art

Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, this exhibition features a selection of photographic works from the 1970s to the mid-2000s that highlights how photography has been used to represent individuals, places, and narratives. Drawn exclusively from the Whitney’s permanent collection, this presentation includes approximately twenty artists, including Diane Arbus, Gregory Crewdson, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Lyle Ashton Harris, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lorna Simpson, Andy Warhol, and Carrie Mae Weems.   

This exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and curated by Carrie Springer, former assistant curator, Whitney Museum. Additionally, Vantage Points was organized around transformative gifts and promised gifts to the Whitney Museum from Emily Fisher Landau.

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The Taubman's monthly Conversation with the Curators is a member-exclusive benefit.

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Image credits:

Above Image: Gregory Crewdson (b. 1962), Untitled, 2001-02. Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, 47 9/16 × 59 1/2 in. (120.8 × 151.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of the Fisher Landau Center for Art P.2010.300. © Gregory Crewdson

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), Self-Portrait, 1988. Gelatin silver print: sheet, 22 7/8 × 19 in. (58.1 × 48.3 cm); image, 22 7/8 × 19 in. (58.1 × 48.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection 2019.474. © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.