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Art Talk Live: Setting the Fans Afloat

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Art Talk Live: Setting the Fans Afloat

This online event is Learn about the creative process behind the unique display of Japanese fans in the special exhibition “Painting Edo.” Free and open to everyone.

During the Great Depression, artist Ben Shahn produced hundreds of photographs while working for the Farm Security Administration. Among his most common subjects were musicians. In this talk, curatorial fellow Kappy Mintie will examine Shahn’s interest in folk music in the context of concurrent government efforts to record this important strand of American music.

Led by:
Katherine “Kappy” Mintie, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Curatorial Fellow in Photography, Division of Modern and

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