CADVC Launch Event with Dr. Maurice Berger
Thursday, October 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
Please join us for a reception celebrating the launch of four research projects by CADVC Research Professor and Chief Curator, Dr. Maurice Berger. Please RSVP to [email protected].
Over the past year, Dr. Maurice Berger has completed four major research projects for the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC:
• The launch of an online version of the exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, which toured nationally from 2015 to 2017 and was co-organized by CADVC and the Jewish Museum in New York. The website, like the exhibition, explores how television served as an influence and a model for shaping the new medium, from the 1940s to the 1970s. Visit the site: http://revolutionoftheeye.umbc.edu/
• The launch of a new online version of the critically acclaimed exhibition, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, co-organized by CADVC and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibition, which opened in 2010 and continues to travel in a smaller, lower-security version through the NEH on the Roadinitiative, was the first to comprehensively explore the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1970s. Visit the site: http://fatwts.umbc.edu/
• The launch of the Race Stories webpage that brings together in one convenient place links to Dr. Berger’s monthly Race Storiescolumn for the Lens Blog of the New York Times. Race Stories explores the relationship of photography to concepts, themes, or social or regional issues around race not usually covered in the mainstream media. Visit the site: http://cadvc.umbc.edu/racestories/
• The extension of the NEH on the Road version of For All the World to See through 2023, the first time the National Endowment for the Humanities has doubled the national tour of an exhibition. NEH on the Road is designed to create wider national access to the ideas, themes, and stories explored in major exhibitions funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH on the Road version of For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights will travel to an additional 47 geographically diverse national venues from 2012 through 2023. Visit the site: http://nehontheroad.org/exhibition/for-all-the-world-to-see/
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to [email protected].
Free parking for this event will be available in Lot 8 from 3:30 p.m. Go to https://umbcarts.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/umbcartsvenues.jpg for a campus map:
Image: Installation view, Revolution of the Eye, The Jewish Museum, New York, May 2015. Photo by David Heald, courtesy of the Jewish Museum.