Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
This roundtable discussion explores the early street photography and charged domestic imagery of Alice Austen (1866–1952). The panel focuses on themes of the New Woman, professional versus amateur photography, gender roles, same-sex relationships, immigration, and New York City history.
Speakers include Lillian Faderman (Lesbian and LGBT historian, and author of The Gay Revolution), Sarah Kate Gillespie (Curator of American Art at the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia), Richard Meyer (Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University), Lara Vapnek (Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University), and Laura Wexler (Professor of American Studies, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University).
This event is presented in celebration of Women’s History Month and Alice Austen’s 150th birthday.
Tickets are required ($8 adults; $6 members, students, and seniors). Please note: This event has reached ticketing capacity. A limited number of standby tickets may be available at the admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line will open one hour prior to the program's start time.
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