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Lewis Hine, Italian Family Looking for Lost Baggage, Ellis Island, 1905, gelatin silver print, 13 1/2 × 10 3/8 inches (framed). Collection of Michael Mattis & Judith Hochberg. Courtesy art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

The Pragmatic Vision: Jane Addams, Lewis Hine, John Dewey, and the Art and Politics of Experience – VIRTUAL

Thursday, June 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Suggested donation: $5 Museum Members, $10 non-members

This virtual program takes place via Zoom. Space is limited; to register, click here.

In conjunction with our current exhibition Our Strength Is Our People, Ken Betsalel discusses the pragmatic vision of social reformers, documentary photographers, and thinkers whose ideas and ways of seeing have come to shape the way we think about society and the role of government in addressing social problems—including “pragmatic vision,” blind spots, and possibilities.

About the Speaker

Professor Ken Betsalel, PhD teaches political theory, civic engagement, and arts- and ideas-related courses at UNC Asheville. He also makes use of ethnographic photography in his scholarship and has exhibited and published his own photographs. Currently Betsalel and a colleague are engaged in a long-term project on the wisdom of aging in an elder club in West Asheville and in a Galician village on the northwest coast of Spain.

Planned in conjunction with Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine.

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