A juxtaposition of two very different artist talents. First, take a guided tour of Vivian Maier: Street Photographer with special attention given to the quiet, detached way in which she pursued her art. Then, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte leads an engaging talk and piano demonstration on the life of composer Johannes Brahms. In preparation for the HPO’s 2018-19 Opening Concert, Abigail takes us on a musical tour of Johannes Brahms’ life from growing up by the docks of Hamburg to the great concert halls of the world.
Vivian Maier (1926-2009) was dubbed the “secret nanny-photographer” by the media. She always had a Rolleiflex camera around her neck, yet zealously hid the resulting photographs from others. Her work—including more than 2,000 rolls of film, 3,000 prints, and more than 100,000 negatives—remained unknown until her street and travel photography was discovered at a Chicago auction house in 2007, when the contents of one of her storage lockers was sold off to cover delinquent payments.
AGH & HPO Members: Free
General: $10 (Gallery Level 1 Admission included)
From the Contemporary Art Collection
Resting with Warriors 2001
Shelley Niro (Mohawk b. 1954)
series of 4 woodcuts on wove paper, Purchase, Permanent Collection Fund, 2016
© Courtesy Shelley Niro