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Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series with Artist Abelardo Morell

  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum F St NW & 8th St NW Washington, DC 20004 (map)
Image credit:Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura Image of Manhattan View Looking West in Empty Room, 1996, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1996

Image credit:Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura Image of Manhattan View Looking West in Empty Room, 1996, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1996

Abelardo Morell is a Boston-based artist whose work has been shown at more than 70 museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In this talk, he discusses his work and process. Morell is best known for his Camera Obscura images, where he uses techniques developed in the ancient world to project an outdoor scene onto the walls of a darkened room. He then captures this natural optical phenomenon with a large-format camera.   

Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium

Tickets: Free, available in the G Street Lobby at 6 p.m.

Event link: https://americanart.si.edu/calendar/event?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D124510739