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Gallery Talk Memory is a Strange Bell: The Art of William Christenberry
/// December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Ogden Museum Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe, for a discussion on the Ogden Museum’s current exhibition, Memory is a Strange Bell: The Art of William Christenberry. McCabe will walk you through the exhibition galleries, speak about the career of artist William Christenberry and answer questions.
This event is free and open to the public.
About the Exhibition
Perhaps no other artist in the American South engaged more deeply and consistently with the concepts of time, place and memory through their work than William Christenberry. Although widely known as a pioneering master of color photography as an art form, Christenberry was a multifaceted artist – utilizing painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, found object assemblage, and installations to weave a deeply personal narrative with universal relevance. Memory is a Strange Bell: The Art of William Christenberry draws inspiration from a line of Emily Dickinson – often quoted by Mr. Christenberry – to explore the role of remembrance and the passage of time in the artist’s work.
/// House and Car, Near Akron (detail), 1978 © 1978 William Christenberry