The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 3
Frances Benjamin Johnston. Physiology. Class in emergency work. From The Hampton Album. 1899–1900. One from an album of 159 platinum prints, 7 9/16 × 9 1/2" (19.2 × 24.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Lincoln Kirstein

Sarah Meister, a curator in MoMA’s Department of Photography, discusses Frances Benjamin Johnston’s Hampton Album (1899–1900), a series of photographs documenting Virginia’s Hampton Institute, founded to give educational and vocational training to African Americans and Native Americans. Kirstein donated this album to MoMA in 1965, at the height of the civil rights movement, in light of “present events.” The conversation is moderated by Jodi Hauptman, a senior curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints.

This session meets in Lincoln Kirstein's Modern, Floor 3.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions.

Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

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    This event accompanies Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern.
    This event is part of Gallery Sessions.