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Event at University of Saint Joseph Art Museum Will Focus on Work of Lewis Hine

“Lewis Hine Artist & Activist’ will be the topic of a lecture a the Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford.

Nordström headshot. Submitted photo

Nordström headshot. Submitted photo


The Art Museum at University of Saint Joseph will present the 2017 Vincenza Uccello Fine Arts Lecture, “Lewis Hine, Artist & Activist,” on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Hoffman Auditorium, Bruyette Athenaeum, on USJ’s West Hartford campus. The lecture will be preceded by a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. and both are open to the public free of charge.

The Uccello lecture will be delivered by independent scholar and curator of photographs Alison Nordström.

Dr. Nordström is well-known as a curator and organizer of photographic projects in the U.S. and around the world. She has organized over 100 exhibitions of photography and published works on Pictorialism, New Topographics and Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940).

Nordström will discuss Lewis Hine’s social activism and it’s translation into his photography, highlighting his position in the long history of progressive activism on such issues as child labor and immigration.

The lecture is being held in conjunction with the Art Museum’s current exhibition “Our Strength is Our People”: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine, which features works on three themes present throughout his life’s work: immigration, child labor, and the American worker.

The Vincenza Uccello Fine Arts Lecture is funded by a gift from Dr. Vincent J. and Gloria Marcello Turco ’45. “Our Strength is Our People” is on view at the Art Museum through March 19, 2017. All works in the exhibition are rare vintage photographs from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.  The exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. At the University of Saint Joseph, support is provided by the Karen L. Chase Fund and Friends of the Art Museum. For more information, visit www.usj.edu/artmuseum.

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) offers a wide range of graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs that combine a professional and liberal arts education with a focus on service. Coeducational graduate master’s and doctoral degree programs are taught on the University’s two campuses in West Hartford and Hartford, Connecticut; at off-campus locations throughout the state; and online. Undergraduate programs for women and for coeducational adult students take place on our beautiful suburban campus and include more than 25 majors and seven pre-professional programs, each of which provides personal attention in a caring environment. Founded in 1932 by the Sisters of Mercy, the University of Saint Joseph welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions. To learn more, view our website at www.usj.edu

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