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Gallery Talk: Ben Shahn’s Street Photography

Ben Shahn, American, Untitled: Fourteenth Street, New York City, 1932–34. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Bernarda Bryson Shahn, P1970.3146.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

This talk will focus on Ben Shahn’s photographs of the lively streets of American cities and towns during the 1930s.

Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

Offered by:
Katherine Mintie, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Research Fellow in Photography

Free with museum admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before each talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museum staff will be on hand to collect tickets.