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Art History After Hours – Frames in the Photographs of Robert Frank
Faculty members of the SMU Meadows Department of Art History are offering a series of late-night e-Lectures covering an array of light and engaging topics.

University Distinguished Professor of Art History Randall Griffin, Ph.D. will examine Robert Frank’s photographic book, The Americans, which was published in 1959. No post-World War II photographic book has been more influential. What made it such a monument in the history of photography is the way it offered a fresh and gritty, unvarnished view of the full spectrum of American society in the 1950s, one that revealed the nation’s inequities of race and class and the hollowness of the American Dream. It is hard to imagine a book that is more relevant today.

This free, 45-minute lecture will take place live via Zoom and will be followed by a brief question and answer session with Dr. Griffin.

Capacity is limited. Register below to receive the webinar credentials via email. Questions? Email meadowsalumni@smu.edu.

Jan 19, 2021 09:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Randall Griffin, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor of Art History @SMU Meadows School of the Arts
Randall Griffin is a University Distinguished Professor in the Division of Art History at SMU. After receiving a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Delaware, he was a Wyeth Pre-doctoral Fellow for two years at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and then taught at Vanderbilt University for a year before coming to SMU. He has authored several articles, as well as four books. His Winslow Homer: An American Vision won the Dallas Museum of Art’s Vasari Prize in 2008. Dr. Griffin is currently at work on a book about the late work of Georgia O’Keeffe.