Gallery Talks

The Activist Shopper


Friday, June 16, 2017
2 – 3 pm
Exhibition Galleries

This gallery talk will focus on the intersection of capitalism and the public sphere in modern society, and will consider how Walter Benjamin's political ideas impact the experience and interpretation of recently made works of art in the exhibition The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin. Led by Chris Gartrell, Assistant Manager of Adult Programs.

Free with Museum admission; RSVP recommended.

This program is made possible, in part, by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

Claire Fontaine, Les barricades de mai brickbat, 2007. Artwork © Studio Claire Fontaine, photograph by James Thornhill. Image courtesy of Air de Paris and Claire Fontaine