ROCKPORT, Maine – Maine Media Workshops’ summer series of lectures continues in July with special guests Jeff Rosenheim, Curator of Photographs, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and graphic designer Bruce Kennett presenting in downtown Rockport’s historic Union Hall.
For the third consecutive year, Jeff Rosenheim returns to Rockport Monday 20 July at 8PM for one of his captivating lectures. This year’s special talk is on Robert Frank’s groundbreaking book, The Americans, the subject of a blockbuster show at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall, celebrating the book’s 50th anniversary.
Thursday 23 July at 8PM Bruce Kennett presents “W.A. Dwiggins: Master of the Opposable Thumb.” Known primarily as one of America’s foremost designers of printing types and books, Dwiggins was also a brilliant illustrator, satirist, playwright, set designer, marionette maker and writer of science fiction and fantasy. In this illustrated lecture, graphic designer Bruce Kennett will give us a taste of “WAD” in all the rich layerings of his life, both studio and personal.
“We invite the community to join us for free programs at Union Hall throughout the summer months,” says Charles Altschul, Workshops Executive Director, “they provide opportunities to hear from our visiting master faculty in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere.”
Maine Media Workshops is a non-profit educational organization offering over 450 one- and two-week workshops and for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. Programs are available for beginners, serious amateurs, working professionals, and high school and college students. Professional certificate and MFA programs are also available through Maine Media College.
Union Hall Theater is located at 2 Central Street in Rockport Village.
Photo credit: Massimo Bassano.