PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 12:00 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
Andrew Cappetta, manager of collection and exhibition programs, discusses how photographers crafted images of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles. Free; ticket required.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1:45 pm
Two gold-digging showgirls search for potential husbands during a transatlantic crossing in this iconic musical comedy. Marilyn sings “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1:30 pm
In this hysterical comedy classic, two 1920s Chicago jazz musicians who accidentally witness the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre dress in drag and hide out in an all-women’s orchestra.
Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:00 pm
A clueless rodeo cowboy falls for and kidnaps a saloon singer in this romantic comedy-drama that proved that Marilyn Monroe could act.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 1:45 pm
Playwright Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman) penned this modern Western that proved to be the final movie of both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. In it, a Reno divorcee becomes involved with three down-and-out cowboys rounding up wild mustangs in the Nevada desert.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Photographer Sophie Schwartz, daughter of collectors Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz, discusses the importance of the contact sheet in the darkroom process and reflects on works in the exhibition.
Sunday, March 22, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
Andrew Cappetta, manager of collection and exhibition programs, reveals how photographs play with reality and illusion. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Stephanie Foster, lead interpretive planner, reveals how photographs play with reality and illusion. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.