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Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
440.775.8665

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The Allen's collection is particularly strong in 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, Japanese prints, early modern art, African art, and more.

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Between Background and Foreground: People, Places, and Documentary Photography

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Between Background and Foreground: People, Places, and Documentary Photography

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Two photographs from the AMAM collection depict the Pittsburgh steel industry in the early 20th century: one shows workers the size of ants soaring on the girders of a new steel plant, the other frames workers at a nearby plant standing shoulder to shoulder in front of their boarding house. Taken within 10 miles of each other and 30 years apart, these photographs demonstrate two views of industry and two approaches to documentary. In this Tuesday Tea, Lucy Haskell, curatorial assistant in the Office of Academic Programs, explores how a collection of American documentary photographs holds both personal experiences and larger social narratives.

This event will take place in-person in the East Gallery.

Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971), Workers on Roof Girders during Construction of New Carnegie-Illinois Steel Plant in Pittsburgh, 1936, gelatin silver print. Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2005.17

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