08 March 2009

Talking About Maggie Sherwood's Imaginative Institution

One of the very nice things about keeping this blog is that I have made all sorts of friends and acquaintances whom I've never actually met. One of these virtual friends, Beth Wilson, wrote to remind me about an exhibition she has curated - Taking a Different Tack: Maggie Sherwood and the Floating Foundation of Photography - at the Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. The exhibition runs through April 8th. Beth is moderating what looks to be an interesting panel discussion scheduled this coming Thursday (see the poster above for information).

Sherwood was not only committed to photography at a time when it was hardly lucrative but - more impressively to my way of thinking - she established a creative exhibition and educational space. You can find the Foundation web page here. At a time when our cultural ecology is under pressures of all sorts, I think this is an incredibly important topic.

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