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Art Talk Live: A Lens on Love—James VanDerZee’s Wedding Photography

A woman looking at a wall of black and white photographs.
Installation view of Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship (August 27, 2016–January 8, 2017) at the Harvard Art Museums. Photo: R. Leopoldina Torres.

Gallery Talk

American photographer James VanDerZee made a name for himself capturing the lives of fashionable Black New Yorkers from his Harlem studio in the early 20th century. Bring your Valentine along as we turn a lens on love, looking at VanDerZee’s wedding portraits in the Harvard Art Museums collections!

Led by:
Natalia Ángeles Vieyra, Maher Curatorial Fellow of American Art, Division of European and American Art

This talk will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

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Art Talks Live are presented via Zoom every other Tuesday and offer an up-close look at works from our collections with our team of curators, conservators, fellows, and graduate students.

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