Distinguished Lecture: Malcolm Daniel

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Distinguished Lecture: Malcolm Daniel

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Malcolm Daniel, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Pictures of Things


How do we find personal, social, or historical meaning in seemingly simple photographs of objects, whether old or new, humble or magnificent, handcrafted or mass-produced? Timed to coincide with the exhibition Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too, this talk offers a context for Ramirez’s surprising photographs stretching back to the beginnings of the medium in the mid-19th century, and looks at the ideas that have prompted photographers to make engaging pictures of things.


Malcolm Daniel is the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a position he assumed in December 2013, after 23 years on the curatorial staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Space is limited. Fee (includes museum admission): McNay members and teens free; nonmembers $20; educators and students $5. For more information, email education@mcnayart.org or call 210.805.1768. This lecture is a program of the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Series.


NOISE ALLOWED: For those who have a restless little one, would like close access to the restrooms, arrive after the lecture has started, or want to move around, this talk is broadcast in the Valero Learning Centers.