Simple Stories: The Photography of Robert Houston, a curatorial project of the Museum Practice class (Art427) — taught by Sandra Abbott, CADVC, visual arts — will be featured in Amalie Rothschild Gallery at the Creative Alliance, December 6 through 14.
The exhibition explores the work of photographer, Robert Houston whose photographic career documents half a century of portraits and everyday life, including his work for LIFE magazine and images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For this exhibition only, Houston has given the students full freedom to interpret and use his works, allowing them to organize an exhibition entirely of their own vision. Simple Stories is curated by the Museum Practice students: Shae Adams, Victoria Baron, Ryan Campbell, Samantha Eller, Kathleen Foster, Jessica Gordon, Chiu Yee Hui, Robin Martin, Domenica Mejia-Clavijo, Kymberly Peters, Jazmin Smith and Suwachani Uyangodage.
An opening reception will take place Saturday, December 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The artist will deliver comments beginning at 6 p.m. The Amalie Rothschild Gallery is open 11 a.m. through 7 p.m.
Additional Public Programming
Other programs planned in conjunction with the exhibition include an intimate event, An Evening with the Storyteller, 8:30-9 p.m. on December 12 in the Creative Alliance’s Marquee Lounge. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions at this casual, student-moderated Q&A with the artist. On Saturday, December 7, 12 noon to 3 p.m., the Creative Alliance’s weekly, free drop-in program, Kerplunk! will host the students as facilitators with exhibition-specific programming for families.
For additional information and updates see the project webpage.
Image: Robert Houston, Self Portrait, 2013