Lecture: Elizabeth Siegel on Ralph Eugene Meatyard


October 14, 2011
7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street)
$10.00 general admission $5.00 students with ID— TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Elizabeth Siegel on Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Alex Fradkin
Elizabeth Siegel, (Associate Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago) will present the work of Ralph Eugene Meatyard (American, 1925–1972) in conjunction with an exhibition of the work opening October 8th, 2011 at the de Young Museum, San Francisco.

Introductory presentation by Alex Fradkin
Featuring images from the recently published book by UC Press:
The Left Coast, California on the Edge

Elizabeth Siegel is Associate Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she has worked for over ten years. She received her undergraduate degree at Yale and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Among her recent exhibitions are Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Dolls and Masks, which is traveling to the de Young Museum, San Francisco, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, which traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Richard Misrach: On the Beach; and Photo-Respiration: Tokihiro Sato Photographs. Her books include Playing with Pictures; Taken by Design: Photography at the Institute of Design, 1937–1971; and most recently Galleries of Friendship and Fame: A History of Nineteenth-Century American Photograph Albums.