This four-week lecture style course dives deep into the DAM’s own photography collection, sharing the highlights of our 8,000-piece collection. Get a glimpse at artworks from the vaults and learn about the collection’s strengths in relation to historical context. In the first session, DAM photography curator Eric Paddock gives an overview of the fundamentals of photography and its history and offers a 101 primer on evaluating images. In the following session, he shares one of the cornerstones of the DAM collection, nineteenth-century European and American landscape photography. In the third session, curatorial assistant Micah Messenheimer continues the conversation with an in-depth overview of landscape work from the early twentieth century to today. Finally, Kim Roberts, adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University, shifts direction to look at the numerous examples of Modernism, Conceptual Art, and Post-Modernism in the museum’s holdings.
Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 1-2:30 pm. Doors open at 12:30 pm.
Four-week course: $75 DAM members, $85 nonmembers
Single sessions: $20 DAM members, $23 nonmembers
Tickets for the entire course go on sale January 7 for DAM members, January 14 for nonmembers. Tickets for single sessions go on sale January 28.
Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Educational Programs, Nancy Benson Educational Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Photo credit: Attributed to William Henry Jackson, Pueblo Laguna, New Mexico, 1883. Albumen print. The Daniel Wolf Landscape Photography Collection.