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David Levinthal: Playland

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham

January 08 - March 10

One of the most prolific and acclaimed photographers of his generation, David Levinthal uses toys and miniature figures to restage significant moments or cultural milestones throughout history. Considered one of the earliest postmodern photographers, Levinthal uses these images to question the role of photography as a reliable presentation of historical fact, while also exploring the ways in which toys can influence socialization. The majority of works from David Levinthal: Playland come... [more+]
One of the most prolific and acclaimed photographers of his generation, David Levinthal uses toys and miniature figures to restage significant moments or cultural milestones throughout history. Considered one of the earliest postmodern photographers, Levinthal uses these images to question the role of photography as a reliable presentation of historical fact, while also exploring the ways in which toys can influence socialization. The majority of works from David Levinthal: Playland come from an anonymous gift, consisting of 59 large-format Polaroids, to the AEIVA Permanent Art Collection. The donation includes images from several series by the artist spanning multiple decades, including BarbieAmerican BeautiesBlackfaceWild WestMein Kampf, and Passion. [less-]

Dates & times

Fri, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Tue, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 03 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm - Less dates

Admission

Free admission. Public Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday: Noon to 6:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

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