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Mid-Century Master Lecture Series

Mid-Century Master Lecture Series
Thursday, October 3, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, October 24, 2019 (All day)

Alfred Eisenstaedt was among a notable group of Mid-Century photographers who created a cohesive and vibrant understanding of American culture through photography, fine art, and fashion.

  • Head waiter in tuxedo ice carrying a tray of glasses while ice skating past a chair
    © The Picture Collection Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • Drum major in uniform exuberantly marching across a field, followed by six small neighborhood children
    © The Picture Collection Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • Head waiter in tuxedo ice carrying a tray of glasses while ice skating past a chair
    © The Picture Collection Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • LBJ being sworn in aboard Air Force One on the day JFK was assassinated

Upcoming events

and their Images of American Women in the Context of World War II  This is the first program in the Mid-Century Master lecture series. Female photographers at LIFE magazine documented the fluctuating status of women in the United States during World War II and in its immediate aftermath. Margaret Bourke-White, Marie Hansen, and Nina Leen each...
Thursday 3 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-22

$22,
$12 Member,
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the second program in the Mid-Century Master lecture series. Although he is most remembered for his photojournalism featuring seminal events and distinguished personalities, LIFE magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt contributed to twentieth-century fashion media by capturing some of societies’ best-dressed, trend-setting actors, and...
Thursday 10 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-22

$22,
$12 Member,
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the third program in the Mid-Century Master lecture series. White House photographers have developed amazing access to the presidents during the past half-century. In fact, the most effective official White House photographers have morphed into ultimate insiders within the American presidency, allowed to observe and take pictures of nearly...
Wednesday 16 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-22

$22,
$12 Member,
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the fourth and final program in the Mid-Century Master lecture series. LIFE magazine was a champion of American modernism, actively promoting the work of a wide range of twentieth-century artists and architects, including Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O'Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This...
Thursday 24 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-22

$22,
$12 Member,
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks