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Virtual Addison Gallery Talk with Lisa Volpe on Zoom

Robert Frank and Todd Webb Across America, 1955

2024-02-27 14:00:00 2024-02-27 15:00:00 America/New_York Virtual Addison Gallery Talk with Lisa Volpe on Zoom Join Lisa Volpe, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for a discussion of the photographic projects that Frank and Webb created during travels through the United States in 1955. MHL Virtual Programs -

Tuesday, February 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-27 14:00:00 2024-02-27 15:00:00 America/New_York Virtual Addison Gallery Talk with Lisa Volpe on Zoom Join Lisa Volpe, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for a discussion of the photographic projects that Frank and Webb created during travels through the United States in 1955. MHL Virtual Programs -

Join Lisa Volpe, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for a discussion of the photographic projects that Frank and Webb created during travels through the United States in 1955.

Organized by the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, this exhibition presents photographs that Robert Frank and Todd Webb created separately during their 1955 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships. Though the men had no knowledge of each other at the time, their strikingly similar images revealed popular cultural trends and shared ideologies that challenged the idealistic purity of the “American Roadtrip.”

Robert Frank and Todd Webb Across America, 1955 will be on display at the Addison Gallery of American Art from February 10 - July 31, 2024. You are encouraged to visit the Addison Gallery on the campus of Phillips Academy to enjoy the exhibition in person. 

Lisa Volpe is the Associate Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Before arriving in Houston, she was the Curator of the Wichita Art Museum where she oversaw all areas of the museum’s collection. Additionally, she held various curatorial roles at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA), and fellowships at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Image caption: (Left) Robert Frank, Rodeo, New York City, 1955–56, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, © The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation; (right) Todd Webb, Cowboy, Lexington, NE, 1956, printed 2023, © Todd Webb Archive

This program will be recorded. A link to the recording will be shared with everyone who registers.

Thank you to the Addison Gallery of American Art for partnering with MHL for this virtual program.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Library Program--Adults |

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