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Art & Art History




Catalogue of an exhibition at the Trout Gallery, March 2 - April 14, 2018

Senior Exhibit, Art and Art History Department, Associate Prof. Elizabeth Lee, Dickinson College

The art historical methods exhibition is by its very nature a collaborative undertaking that depends upon the support of many people across several months of planning and preparation. This year, no one deserves more praise than Dickinson’s Board of Trustee member, Eric Denker ’75, who has generously loaned The Trout Gallery roughly five-hundred photographs by Lida Moser for this exhibition, a fraction of which are on display. Dr. Denker was Curator of Prints at the Corcoran Gallery of Art when he first met Moser in the late 1990s, shortly after she had retired to the Washington, DC area. They became fast friends. When Moser died in 2014, Denker became the executor of her artistic estate and thus was able to make so many of her photographs available to students at Dickinson. In addition to the loan, Denker has contributed to the research for this exhibition by providing hard-to-find resources related to Moser and, especially, by sharing his impressions and memories of her. He has also connected us to family members, colleagues, and friends who knew her and our interviews with each of them have been indispensable to our research. [taken from Acknowledgements by Elizabeth Lee]

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Acknowledgements / by Elizabeth Lee

Essay 1: Looking for Lida Moser / by Elizabeth Lee

Essay 2: Social Activism in New York City / by Kate Marra

Essay 3: Portraits of New York City Artists / by Monica Skelly

Essay 4: Documenting the Amish in Lancaster County / by Jacqueline Hochheiser

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