june 2018

10jun12:00 pm4:00 pmPanel Discussion: “Sports, Aesthetics and Material Culture”



Event Details


noon-1 p.m.
Gail Buckland signs Who Shot Sports exhibition catalogue

Curator Gail Buckland will be signing copies of the hardcover catalogue for Who Shot Sports, which is on sale in the Museum Store.


1 p.m.
Guided tour of Who Shot Sports

See the exhibition before the panel discussion; this guided tour is free to members and to those who pay to enter the exhibition.


2 p.m.
Panel Discussion:Sports, Aesthetics and Material Culture”

The photographs in Who Shot Sports were chosen for their global context and aesthetic, cultural and historical significance. This free panel discussion delves into the significance of the images while examining the role of aesthetics in sports, the impact of material culture and how we view a photograph.

Exhibition curator Gail Buckland will moderate a discussion among Daniel Haxall, Ph.D., professor of art history at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Berrisford Boothe, MFA, professor of art and African studies at Lehigh University; and Myron Beasley, Ph.D., associate professor in the areas of cultural studies, AfricanAmerican studies and gender and sexuality studies at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. FREE


Gail Buckland, former curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, just completed her tenure as the Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cooper Union, where she has taught since 1978. She also held the Nobel Chair in Art and Cultural History at Sarah Lawrence College and taught at Columbia College, Chicago and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. 



Daniel Haxall, a former fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Institute for the Arts and Humanities, earned his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. Haxall’s recent research investigates art and sport, including his edited volume Picturing the Beautiful Game: A History of Soccer in Visual Culture and Art (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018).



Berrisford Boothe is a professor of art and a well-established artist on the regional, national and international art scene. He has been the principal curator for the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African-American Art, curating their major 2017 exhibition Constructing Identity at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.



Myron Beasley believes in the power of artists and recognizes them as cultural workers. He has been awarded fellowships and grants by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Ruth Landes Award from the Reed Foundation, and most recently the Kindling Fund for his critical ethnographic writing about art and cultural engagement.



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