Paul Mpagi Sepuya. *Mirror Study (4R2A0857)*. 2016. Pigmented inkjet print,  51 × 34" (129.5 × 86.4 cm). Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2018 Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Instructor: David Smucker
4 Wednesdays; registration is open throughout
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Price: Nonmember $355, Member $325, Student/Educator/Other Museum Staff $250
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How have personal and artistic identity become a driving force in contemporary art? This class will examine how biography, history, and artistic traditions come together in works that celebrate or critique our society. We will explore these themes in visits to the exhibitions Being: New Photography; Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016; and The Long Run, and by looking closely at works in MoMA’s Drawings and Prints Study Center. Artists to be discussed include Robert Rauschenberg, Adrian Piper, David Hammons, and Stephanie Syjuco, among others.

Bio: David Smucker is an art historian whose research focuses on the history of photography. He wrote about the intersection of photography and the American road trip in his dissertation “Street Views: Automotive Vision and Postwar American Photobooks,” and he has an abiding interest in what photography can tell us about cultural changes through the pictures people choose to take.

  1. Wednesday, June 20,
    6:00 p.m.

    Education Center
  2. Wednesday, June 27,
    6:00 p.m.

    Education Center
    Registration required
  3. Wednesday, July 11,
    6:00 p.m.

    Education Center
    Registration required
  4. Wednesday, July 18,
    6:00 p.m.

    Education Center
    Registration required
This event accompanies Being: New Photography 2018.
This event is part of MoMA Evening Classes.