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Array of Public Programs Celebrate Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop at the National Gallery of Art

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Mia Fineman, assistant curator, department of photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop and signs copies of the exhibition catalogue on Sunday, February 24 at the National Gallery of Art.

The National Gallery of Art plans a lecture, gallery talks, and programs for teens and high school students in conjunction with Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop, the first major exhibition devoted to the history of manipulated photographs before the digital age. On view in the West Building from February 17 to May 5, 2013, the exhibition features images that trace the evolution of photographic manipulation from the 1840s through the 1980s.

All programs are free of charge in the East Building Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lecture

Truth, Lies, and Photographs
Sunday, February 24, 2:00 p.m.
Mia Fineman, assistant curator, department of photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Book signing of Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop follows.

High School Studio Workshop

High School Studio Workshop:Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop
February 25, 26
March 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28
April 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
These two-part workshops include an in-depth examination and discussion of works of art in the galleries followed by a related one-hour studio activity. Workshops are taught by museum educators specially trained for this program, who will encourage students to look carefully at the art and share their reactions, formulate theories based on observations, and make connections between art and life. Students should come to the workshop prepared to participate in group discussion.
Following the gallery discussion, students will create a work of art inspired by the subject matter and techniques encountered on the tour. The studio project will reinforce what students discover during their tour from their point of view as creators.
A minimum of 20 participants is required to reserve a date; up to 25 students may participate in a single workshop. A single school may request no more than two workshop dates.
To register, please visit www.nga.gov/education/highschool/register_hssw.htm.

Teen Studio Workshop

Photography

March 23, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
East Building Concourse, Education Studio
Discover the artistic devices used to alter photographs in the predigital era in Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop—then experiment with Polaroid transfer prints to create an altered image. Led by Adam Davies and Nathalie Ryan.

Online registration begins at noon on Wednesday, March 6. To register, please visit www.nga.gov/programs/teens/.

Gallery Talks

Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop
March 20–22, 28, 29, 1:00 p.m.
Adam Davies
West Building Rotunda
60 mins.

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