Category Humanities

Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection

Visual Arts
Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection
Through December 12
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection is an exhibition of 62 photographs from The Mark Rice Collection, donated to the Special Collections at the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at UMBC in 1998. The exhibition considers various aesthetic, social, and historical aspects of the photographic representation of the male body since 1969 and the history of gay male photography. This exhibition sets out to display and entice contemplation of the male body and engage the complicated dynamics of looking at the male form. (Click heading for full description.)

James Smalls: The Mark Rice Collection and the Homo-Erotics of Photography after Stonewall

Humanities Forum / Visual Arts — Daphne Harrison Lecture
“The Mark Rice Collection and the Homo-Erotics of Photography after Stonewall”
James Smalls, professor of visual arts, affiliate professor of gender and women’s studies, affiliate professor of Africana studies
Thursday, December 7, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection (read more here), this talk by James Smalls considers the social, cultural, and aesthetic dynamics of the nude figure in gay male photography, along with the complications of its reception during the last decade of the twentieth century. (Click heading for full description.)