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Addison Gallery Virtual Talk with Tessa Hite & Jamie Gibbons
What can Civil War painting and photography tell us about how history is documented and authored? Join Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons, Head of Education, and Dr. Tessa Hite, Curatorial Fellow, as they use educational and curatorial lenses to examine works by Alexander Gardner, Edward Lamson Henry, Winslow Homer, and more from the collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art.

Dec 9, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons
Head of Education @Addison Gallery of American Art
Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons provides leadership, strategy, and direction for the Addison’s mission as a teaching museum. The partnerships with faculty and methodologies for teaching with the collection that she began cultivating in 2008 have grown sustainable networks through each department on campus and continue to illuminate new possibilities for interdisciplinary object-based education. Jamie earned her M.A. in Museum Education from Tufts University and a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has held a Steering Committee position for the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable since 2015. Her research interests focus on American visual culture, material culture studies, and curatorial practice as pedagogy.
Tessa Hite
Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Fellow @Addison Gallery of American Art
Tessa has curated several exhibitions at the Addison including Photographers Among Us (2018) and An Incomplete History of Photography: 1860s-1960s (2020). She earned her Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University in 2019, where her research focused on American propaganda and photography in Germany, 1944–1949. Tessa has taught at Phillips Academy, Boston University, and Boston College, and previously held positions the Brooklyn Museum, SFMOMA, and Fraenkel Gallery.