Now Streaming: Scholars Public Panel Discussion on Alice Austen


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New Eyes on Alice Austen: Scholars' Roundtable Discussion

at the Whitney Museum of American Art


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This roundtable discussion explores the early street photography and charged domestic imagery of Alice Austen (1866–1952). The panel focuses on themes of the New Woman, professional versus amateur photography, gender roles, same-sex relationships, immigration, and New York City history. 


Speakers include Lillian Faderman (Lesbian and LGBT historian, and author of The Gay Revolution), Sarah Kate Gillespie (Curator of American Art at the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia), Richard Meyer (Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University), Lara Vapnek (Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University), and Laura Wexler (Professor of American Studies, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University).

The program, New Eyes on Alice Austen, has been made possible in part by a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support provided by Con Edison and, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.