Judith M. Lenett Memorial Lecture:
Let There Be Light: American Photojournalism and
the Working Print

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
5:30 pm

Join us for a special lecture by Allison Pappas, the 2010-2011 Lenett Fellow at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center. Pappas will address her ongoing work to integrate conservation treatment with art historical research to revitalize three prints from the Mead Art Museum: Lewis Hine’s Lunch Time, Robert Capa’s Allied Entry into Paris, and Eliot Elisofon’s Marcel Duchamp Descends a Staircase. While filling losses, mending cracks, and addressing damage sustained from housing, Pappas has examined the scars these photographs earned as working prints to tease out the dynamic progression of the American journalistic image from news media to museum in the last century.

The Judith M. Lenett Memorial Fund was established by the family and friends of the late Ms. Lenett, a candidate for the M.A. degree, class of 1983, to provide lectures and seminars in American art and its conservation. Students with an interest in American art and art conservation enrolled in the graduate program apply for the fellowship at the end of their first year. The student selected as the Lenett Fellow works with the staff of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC) during his/her second year in the program, culminating in a public lecture in the spring. The Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, the Clark, and WACC jointly administer the Lenett Fellowship.

A reception will follow this free lecture.