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    Curator’s Tour of Arnold Newman: Masterclass

    Presented by at Harry Ransom Center

    March 7, 2013


    Curator’s Tour of Arnold Newman: Masterclass

    Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator of Photography, leads a tour of Arnold Newman: Masterclass on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m.

    This exhibition explores the career of photographer Arnold Newman (1918–2006), who created iconic portraits of some of the most influential innovators, celebrities, and cultural figures of the twentieth century. Newman's archive resides at the Ransom Center.

    A bold modernist with a superb sense of compositional geometry, Newman is known for a crisp, spare style that situates his subjects in their personal surroundings rather than in a photographer's studio. Marlene Dietrich, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Arthur Miller, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso are only a few of his celebrated sitters. Featuring more than 200 of these well-known masterworks, Arnold Newman: Masterclass also includes rarely seen work prints and contact sheets.

    The first major exhibition of the photographer's work since his death, Arnold Newman: Masterclass showcases the entire range of Newman's photography, featuring many prints for the first time.

    Two books are available in conjunction with the exhibition, both of which will be available for sale after the tour. Masterclass: Arnold Newman is a fully-illustrated catalogue published by Thames & Hudson Inc., New York. Arnold Newman: At Work (University of Texas Press and Harry Ransom Center) by Ransom Center Senior Research Curator of Photography Roy Flukinger provides a contextual overview of the Ransom Center's Newman archive, revealing unprecedented insights into Newman's process and creativity.

    The event is free, but donations are welcome. If you cannot attend the curator’s tour, docent-led tours of the exhibition are offered Tuesdays at noon, Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

    Harry Ransom Center

    300 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX 78712

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    General Day and Time Info:

    7:00 PM

    Phone: 512-471-8944

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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