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.
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