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The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University welcomes Erika Wolf, Ph.D., who will give a lecture on Soviet photography in print, focusing on the work of women photographers and artists. This event is held in conjunction with the Zimmerli's exhibition Communism Through the Lens: Everyday Life Captured by Women Photographers in the Dodge Collection.
An art historian with particular interest in modernism and modernity, Soviet visual culture, propaganda, and cross-cultural representation, Dr. Wolf is currently a professor at the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Tyumen (Russia). A native New Yorker, from 2013 to 2018 she was an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at the University of Otago (New Zealand), where she taught since 2003. She completed a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Science in Human Affairs at Princeton University, after which she was a curatorial studies fellow in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program. After working several years at the Whitney, she took up graduate study at the University of Michigan, completing a doctorate in the History of Art and a master degree in Russian & Eastern European Studies.
This is a virtual lecture that will be held on Zoom.