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Presented by Tacey Rosolowski, PhD, independent scholar, essayist, oral history interviewer
In the 19th century, American artists created a new artistic vocabulary to honor and dramatize innovations of the industrial revolution: factories, huge trains and steam engines, and mechanisms of all kinds. Today this visual style of presenting technology is everywhere—in art photography, painting, advertising, popular film, and computer-generated imagery. It’s even found in scientific presentations about energy, space shots, and medical subjects.
Tacey Rosolowski shows the artistic devices at work in representing technology, and then facilitates discussion about powerful images of the technological supports for American life and culture. Questions about the program’s content? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
$25 for MFAH Members
$35 for nonmembers
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Each MFAH Sunday Salon transports Gertrude Stein’s famed salon at 27 rue de Fleurus to Houston, bringing together—in Stein’s words—“confluences of talent and thinking.” A notable scholar begins with a short lecture to stir the imagination and memories, then transitions to a facilitated discussion during which participants are encouraged to muse aloud and share ideas.
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