Greetings, SNAP members!
Remember, our March meeting will be this Friday, March 11th.
We will be taking a field trip to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts for a new photography exhibit entitled “The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film”. Susan Striepe, a new SNAP member, is a docent at the Frist and will lead a personalized tour for us. First, we will attend the curator’s presentation, “Broken Promises: Soviet Photography in the Age of Stalin” (see below) and after the tour, we plan to meet and discuss the exhibit.
The presentation begins at 6:30, so we will assemble at the west end of the building around 6:00. If we have more than 10 non-members of the Frist, we will receive a discounted admission: $10 per person, $9 for seniors. One of us will collect your cash (in this case easier than credit cards) for ticketing. Frist members should check in at the Membership Desk. Please try to be there as close to 6:00 as you can to have time for this process and to get good seats for the presentation.
Following the talk, we will meet at the entrance to the exhibit and Susan will give us a tour. After the tour, we will assemble once more and head to the café’ for a discussion of what we have seen. Again, this field trip is the March meeting so we will not meet at Dury’s on the 22nd.
Curator’s Perspective “Broken Promises: Soviet Photography in the Age of Stalin” Presented by Susan Tumarkin Goodman, Senior Curator Emerita at the Jewish Museum
6:30 p.m. Frist Center Auditorium
Soviet photographs have played a pivotal role in the history of photography. Covering the period from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution through the 1930s, this lecture will examine how photography and film were harnessed to disseminate Communist ideology. Goodman will explore how early avant-garde aesthetics influenced a new Soviet style, as well as the innovations of early Soviet lens-based art during a time of profound social transformation. The lecture will include striking images by master photographers and filmmakers used as powerful propaganda tools in the new Soviet Union.