Thursday, February 14, 2008

TAM: Chuck Close readings

Attached are some readings for the Chuck Close exhibition, A Couple of Ways of Doing Something: Photographs by Chuck Close, Poems by Bob Holman. There is one more file that I will send in a separate email because it is large.



In addition, the following resources are recommended:

Ÿ         Movie documentary: Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress, by Marion Cajori. Emmy nominated PBS documentary on Chuck Close, his family, friends, and art. This documentary can be viewed in the Art Resource Center, and is also available from Netflix or other movie rental outlets.


Ÿ         Chuck Close, Process and Collaboration:


Ÿ         New York Times, January 16, 2004
ART REVIEW; Savoring Chuck Close By Savoring The Process


Ÿ         Chuck Close article in UW Alumni Magazine:



For the Chuck Close A Couple of Ways of Doing Something exhibition, it is highly recommended that you attend the following programs as training:

Ÿ          Tuesday, March 11, 6-7 pm – Know More Art: Chuck Close: The Man behind the Camera
Rock Hushka will be giving this lecture, and it is highly recommended that you try to attend. I will be emailing some reading materials about Chuck Close's life and career for those of you who cannot make this lecture.

Ÿ          REQUIRED: Monday, March 3, 10:30 am-12:30 pm OR Wednesday, March 5, 5:30-7:30 pm – Chuck Close Exhibition Walk-Through with Rock Hushka
This training is for docents only, and Rock will be walking us through the exhibition. We changed the docent training schedule to add this walk-through instead of a lecture with Rock, because we felt a walk-through would be more useful to you.

Ÿ          March 11, 10:30-11:30 am – Beyond the Snapshot, Modern Photography Techniques (Second Tuesday program)
Steve Davis, photographer and Evergreen College faculty member (and in the Tacoma Art Museum permanent collection—see Telling Stories), presents some of the older and more contemporary techniques of art photography. For those of you who think you need more training on photography, please try to attend this program.


I also want to remind you that over the last few years, we have had several exhibitions with significant photography sections and docent training on photography: William B. Post and pictorialism, Frida Kahlo, Paul Strand (and the Stieglitz relationship), Great American Thing (Stieglitz again), Contemporary Photography and the Garden: Deceits and Fantasies (which included several contemporary photographers), and Margaret Bourke-White.



Thanks for your time!


Heide Fernandez-Llamazares

Museum Educator and Docent Coordinator



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