Gary Metz: Encountering the Landscape and a Tradition (Panel Discussion)

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact: Gregory Waldrop · waldrop@loyno.edu · 504-865-2187

Location: Miller Hall, Room 114

Preceded by a 5:30 p.m. reception in the Diboll Art Gallery (4th floor, Monroe Library) and held in conjunction with the current exhibition Gary Metz: Quaking Aspen: A Lyric Complaint, the panel discussion (Miller Hall, Room 114) will feature the exhibition’s curators Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock and Joseph Lawton of Fordham University, alongside New Orleans Museum of Art’s Freeman Family Curator of Photographs Russell Lord; Tulane photography professor Annie-Laurie Erickson and Loyola University New Orleans art historian Benjamin Benus. Together, the panelists will discuss Metz, his career as a photographer and educator, the venerable tradition of American landscape photography and how Metz and his contemporaries challenged it. The Metz show and panel coincides with the current New Orleans Museum of Art exhibition East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography.