Telfair’s annual Fine Art | Fine Wine event thanking high-level donors features an art-based lecture followed by a specially curated wine tasting with delicious food pairings. This year’s guest speaker will be Karen Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Hass will discuss iconic American photographer Ansel Adams. Her lecture will juxtapose some of Adams’ most iconic photographs of the western United States with those of a number of contemporary artists who carry on themes central to Adams’ legacy– protection for desert and wilderness spaces, and broader issues affecting the environment, including mining, drought and fire, booms and busts, development and urban sprawl.
About the Speaker
Karen Haas has been the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2001, where she is responsible for a large collection of photographs by American modernists, including Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Imogen Cunningham. The Lane Collection, which has recently been given to the Museum, numbers more than 6,000 prints and ranges across the entire history of western photography from William Henry Fox Talbot to the Starn twins. Before coming to the MFA, she received her MA from Boston University and held various curatorial positions in museums and private collections, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the BU Art Gallery, and the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover. Her recent activities include exhibitions, Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott; Edward Weston: Leaves of Grass; and Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street; and publications, An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection; MFA Highlights: Photography; Ansel Adams; and The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist.
This event is presented as a thank-you to museum patrons who support the Director’s Circle Annual Fund at the Steward level or higher or have a cumulative annual giving total of $2,500 or more from the dates of November 1, 2018–October 31, 2019. Invitations will be mailed to eligible donors in mid-October.
Sponsored by Chatham Capital Group.