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A Thousand Words Exhibition at the Tweed

September 19, 2017

The Tweed Museum of Art invites you to the opening reception of "A Thousand Words" on Fri., Sept. 22 from 5–7 pm.

The exhibition "A Thousand Words"  features a selection of 47 photographs of people in various dynamic situations by 47 socially engaged photographers. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm. The reception and the show are free and open to the public.

"A Thousand Words" presents an array of interpersonal photographs that were selected from the Tweed Museum’s holdings. Though the Museum’s collection includes a far wider range of subject matter than photographs of people, landscapes, abstractions, architecture, and more were set aside for an investigation of images that addressed humans in relation to each other.

Given our highly divided social world, it’s worth noting that "A Thousand Words" is in part a construct, an anti-selfie curatorial notion about photography made by combining the varied depictions of those other than ourselves, by seers other than ourselves, in service of a collective humanistic vision. Ken Bloom, museum director, curated the exhibition, and it will be on view until Dec. 31, 2017.