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Hilton Als on Diane Arbus in Manhattan

December 8, 2022, 5:30–7:00 PM

In this Research and Academic Program lecture, writer and art critic Hilton Als (one of the 2022 recipients of the Clark Prize and Clark Professor in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art) examines an element that rarely features in discussions of Diane Arbus’ work: Manhattan. Als sees this city, where Arbus grew up and raised her children, as central to the photographer’s exploration of its various citizens and formative for her interest in marginalization. Arbus knew that if she did not record these worlds, they would not get seen.

Presented in person in the Manton Research Center Auditorium at the Clark. This event is free with a reception in the Manton Research Center Reading Room starting at 5 pm.  

Photo: Ali Smith