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Benefactor Circle Member Event

POSTPONED – Princeton University Art Museum Tour and Semiannual Benefactor Luncheon

Saturday, March 21

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Princeton University Art Museum Elm Drive Princeton, NJ 08544

In consideration of current events and as a precautionary measure for our health and the health of everyone around us, Aperture will be postponing next week’s member events. We have been in touch with museum partners, artists, and other parties involved and will update you with our rescheduled event dates soon.

Members of the Benefactor Circle and up are invited to join Aperture and Katherine A. Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, for a tour of LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum. Following the exhibition tour, Jim and Valerie McKinney invite you to join the exhibition curator for a lunch reception at Agricola Eatery.

To RSVP or for more information please contact: [email protected]

Not a Benefactor Circle MemberJoin the Benefactor Circle today to receive an invitation to tour LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography at the Princeton Art Museum as well as other special gatherings year round!

From the Great Depression to the Vietnam War, the vast majority of the photographs printed and consumed in the United States appeared on the pages of illustrated magazines. Offering an in-depth look at the photography featured in LIFE magazine throughout its weekly run from 1936 to 1972, this exhibition examines how the magazine’s use of images fundamentally shaped the modern idea of photography in the United States. The work of photographers such as Margaret Bourke-White, Larry Burrows, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Dandridge, Gordon Parks, and W. Eugene Smith is explored in the context of the creative and editorial structures at Life. Drawing on unprecedented access to LIFE magazine’s picture and paper archives, as well as photographers’ archives, the exhibition presents an array of materials, including caption files, contact sheets, and shooting scripts, that shed new light on the collaborative process behind many now-iconic images and photo-essays.

Image credit: J. R. Eyerman, (American, 1906–1985) Audience watches movie wearing 3-D spectacles, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Museum of Fine  Arts, Boston, The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust. © 1952 The Picture Collection Inc. All rights reserved. Photograph Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

POSTPONED – Princeton University Art Museum Tour and Semiannual Benefactor Luncheon