Dialogue and Discourse: Modern Look

Mason Klein and Leslie Gill in Conversation


Thursday, June 17, 2021
6:30 – 7:30 pm
YouTube Video Premiere

The Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Media Program

Join us for a conversation between Senior Curator Mason Klein and exhibition designer Leslie Gill exploring the creative process behind Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine. Featuring over 150 works including photographs, layouts, and cover designs, the exhibition considers the connections and influences of designers and photographers – including Gill’s own parents, Frances McLaughlin-Gill Leslie Gill. The unmistakable aesthetic made popular by such magazines as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue — whose art directors, Alexey Brodovitch and Alexander Liberman, were both immigrants and accomplished photographers — emerged from a distinctly American combination of innovation, inclusiveness, and pragmatism.

This program has been funded by a generous donation endowment from the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation

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Courtesy the Jewish Museum, NY