12/7/17 - 6/13/18

Nina Pelaez, Assistant Curator of Public Programs

WCMA Reading Room

Three recent acquisitions take center stage in WCMA’s Reading Room for salon-style conversations about the body in art, culture, and society.

Harlem, Nude by James Van der Zee

Dec 7, 2017 — Feb 13, 2018

James Van Der Zee (American, 1886–1983), Nude, Harlem, negative 1923, printed 1974. Gelatin sepia-toned print, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Museum purchase, Otis Family Acquisition Trust, M.2017.9.6

Upcoming Events

In Context: James Van Der Zee and Harlem, 1923

Thur, Jan 11, 5:30 PM

In Process: The Photographer’s Studio

Thur, Jan 25, 5:30 PM

In Theory: Race, Sexuality, and the Nude

Thur, Feb 8, 5:30

Lisa Lyon by Robert Mapplethorpe

Feb 15—Apr 10, 2018

Renee by Catherine Opie

 Apr 12—Jun 13, 2018

Catherine Opie (American, b. 1961), Renee, 1994. Chromogenic print, 60 x 30 in. Museum purchase, Wachenheim Family Fund, M.2016.19