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Meet the Curators

Photograph Study Room

2015 Events Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Photography

Lectures and Conversations with Artists

May 3 / 2:00 pm, audio (44:01 minutes)
Building a Collection: Photography at the National Gallery

Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art
Book signing of The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art follows.

May 17 / 2:00 pm, audio (63:52 minutes)video (73:35 minutes)
Conversations with Artists: Vera Lutter

Vera Lutter, artist, and Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art
Book signing of The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art follows.

May 31 / 2:00 pm, West Building Lecture Hall
"Molotov Man" in Context
Susan Meiselas, artist
Book signing of The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art follows.

June 14 / 2:00 pm, audio (60:48 minutes); video (60:03 minutes)
Conversations with Artists: Mark Ruwedel

Mark Ruwedel, artist and professor of photography, California State University, Long Beach; Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art
Book signing of Mark Ruwedel: Pictures of Hell, and The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art follows.

June 21 / 2:00 pm, audio (71:30 minutes); video (55:52 minutes)
Reading from Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann
Sally Mann, artist
Book signing of Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs and The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art follows.

September 12, 2:00 pm, East Building Auditorium
Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series: Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems, artist
Book signing of The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art follows.

September 13, 2:00 pm, East Building Auditorium
Archive of Lamentations

Deborah Luster, artist
Book signing of Tooth for an Eye and The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art follows.


Gallery Talks

Free talks given by museum educators and specialists in the exhibitions:

In Light of the Past: Twenty-Five Years of Photography at the National Gallery of Art

May 26 at noon
June 9, 11, 16, 17 at noon
(60 minutes)
West Building Rotunda
Sarah Gordon

The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund

May 14, 22, 28 at 2:00 pm
June 18, 24 at 2:00 pm
(60 minutes)
West Building Rotunda
Sarah Gordon