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Virtual Preview Day Lecture for Martin Parr: Time and Place

Virtual Preview Day Lecture for Martin Parr: Time and Place

January 30

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The McMullen Museum welcomes all Boston College faculty, staff, students, and Museum Members to its Virtual Preview Day Lecture for Martin Parr: Time and Place. Professor of Photography and curator of the exhibition, Karl Baden, will introduce Time and Place at 12:00 pm. Please RSVP here to receive a link to join the event live on Zoom.

Exhibition: "Martin Parr: Time and Place"

Exhibition: "Martin Parr: Time and Place"

January 31 – May 30

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

The McMullen Museum presents Martin Parr: Time and Place (January 31–June 5, 2022), curated by Professor Karl Baden in collaboration with Boston College Irish Studies, Art, Art History, and English faculty. Comprising over 135 works and an extensive collection of photobooks, the exhibition features at its core a career-spanning selection of Parr’s Irish photographs and other series that demonstrate how Parr developed a powerful vocabulary of visual and conceptual ideas informed by overlapping feelings of familiarity and alienation, and instincts that are anthropological as well as artistic.

We welcome you to view the exhibition on your own or with guests, Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm and Saturday–Sunday, noon–5 pm. Contact the McMullen’s Manager of Education, Rachel Chamberlain, at rachel.chamberlain@bc.edu or 617.552.1427 to schedule a tour or to learn about what the McMullen has to offer.

In accordance with the City of Boston’s B Together Policy, visitors ages 12+ must show proof of full vaccination upon arrival. Masks are mandatory. Please keep socially distant. We look forward to welcoming you to the McMullen!

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Martin Parr (born Epsom, United Kingdom, 1952) is a photographer whose work evinces a global sensibility presented with the closely observed, precise detail of the local. His images underscore how global continuities diminish distinctions among local cultures. This is Parr’s first wide-ranging museum exhibition in the United States with over 135 works and an extensive selection of photobooks on display.

Martin Parr: Time and Place features at its core a career-spanning selection of Parr’s Irish photographs, which describe the radical evolution of Ireland over the last four decades and the major themes of his work—social class and consumption, curiosity and humor, humanity and its predictable idiosyncrasies. Photographs from other series, AutoportraitsThe Last ResortSmall World, and The Cost of Living—made in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—demonstrate how Parr developed a powerful vocabulary of visual and conceptual ideas informed by overlapping feelings of familiarity and alienation, and instincts that are anthropological as well as artistic.

Working in the lineage of documentary photographers Walker Evans, Bill Brandt, Robert Frank, and Lisette Model, Parr often engages in cultural critique that is humorous, affectionate, ironic, or biting depending on the viewer’s perspective. Finding productive models in commercial and journalistic photography as well as fine art, Parr distinguishes himself from fellow ironists by introducing bright, saturated color to documentary practice. The early black-and-white work in Time and Place highlights the important role that color plays in Parr’s later photographs and emphasizes how his style and vision is more complex, and less defined by color than viewers might expect.

Organized by the McMullen Museum in conjunction with Tracy Marshall-Grant for Northern Narratives and the Martin Parr Foundation, the exhibition has been curated by Karl Baden in collaboration with Boston College Irish Studies, Art, Art History, and English faculty. The Martin Parr Studio has loaned all works in the exhibition and Martin Parr is represented by Magnum Photos. Major support has been provided by the Martin Parr Foundation, the Patrons of the McMullen Museum, and Mary Ann and Vincent Q. Giffuni.

 

Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year Celebration

February 05

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

To celebrate Lunar New Year, the Asian Caucus, Chinese Students Association, Korean Students Association, Taiwanese Cultural Organization, and the Vietnamese Student Association will present New Year’s food from various countries, games, and opportunities to make New Year’s decorations.

Free; open to the public; no prior registration required. All visitors ages 12+ must show proof of vaccination to enter the museum.

Walk + Talk through Martin Parr: Time and Place with Curator Karl Baden

Walk + Talk through Martin Parr: Time and Place with Curator Karl Baden

February 11

12:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

To celebrate the opening of Martin Parr: Time and Place, the McMullen Museum invites visitors to join the exhibition’s curator and Boston College Professor of Photography Karl Baden for an in-person tour of the exhibition. Baden will offer anecdotes about the artist and explain how the exhibition developed. Visitors are welcome to ask questions along the way.

Free; open to the public; register in advance at: https://tinyurl.com/2s3a873j.

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

STITCH + The McMullen Present: DIY Night: Embroidery Workshop (Students Only)

STITCH + The McMullen Present: DIY Night: Embroidery Workshop (Students Only)

February 22

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Sure, we like to study art, but we also enjoy making our own art too. As part of its continuing Do-It-Yourself event series, the Museum invites students to make their own works of art in and around the Museum. The McMullen has teamed up with STITCH to conduct an embroidery workshop. Pop in between 6:00 and 7:30 pm to try your hand at a few different stitches and create your own work of art. No prior artistic experience is required. We’ll provide the materials; you provide the creativity.

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Virtual Lecture: “‘From the Pope to a Flat White’: Introducing Martin Parr’s Irish Photographs” by Professors Marjorie Howes, Vera Kreilkamp, and Joseph Nugent

Virtual Lecture: “‘From the Pope to a Flat White’: Introducing Martin Parr’s Irish Photographs” by Professors Marjorie Howes, Vera Kreilkamp, and Joseph Nugent

February 28

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The McMullen Museum welcomes Boston College Irish Studies Professors Marjorie Howes, Vera Kreilkamp, and Joseph Nugent to introduce Martin Parr’s Irish photographs that form the core of its current exhibition, Martin Parr: Time and PlaceThese images are at once documentary, carefully composed, and frequently enigmatic. They will trace how Parr’s early black and white photos of the first papal visit to a deeply reverent and seemingly timeless traditional Ireland evolve into often ironic depictions of one of Europe’s most innovative, consumer-oriented, and socially liberal countries. Their presentation will illustrate how a talented artist, moving from black and white to color photography, registers rapid social change with humor and, on occasion, with more biting critique. 

Free; open to the public; register at: https://tinyurl.com/e325mx5k

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Exhibition: "Martin Parr: Time and Place"

Exhibition: "Martin Parr: Time and Place"

January 31 – May 30

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

The McMullen Museum presents Martin Parr: Time and Place (January 31–June 5, 2022), curated by Professor Karl Baden in collaboration with Boston College Irish Studies, Art, Art History, and English faculty. Comprising over 135 works and an extensive collection of photobooks, the exhibition features at its core a career-spanning selection of Parr’s Irish photographs and other series that demonstrate how Parr developed a powerful vocabulary of visual and conceptual ideas informed by overlapping feelings of familiarity and alienation, and instincts that are anthropological as well as artistic.

We welcome you to view the exhibition on your own or with guests, Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm and Saturday–Sunday, noon–5 pm. Contact the McMullen’s Manager of Education, Rachel Chamberlain, at rachel.chamberlain@bc.edu or 617.552.1427 to schedule a tour or to learn about what the McMullen has to offer.

In accordance with the City of Boston’s B Together Policy, visitors ages 12+ must show proof of full vaccination upon arrival. Masks are mandatory. Please keep socially distant. We look forward to welcoming you to the McMullen!

________________________________________________________________________________

Martin Parr (born Epsom, United Kingdom, 1952) is a photographer whose work evinces a global sensibility presented with the closely observed, precise detail of the local. His images underscore how global continuities diminish distinctions among local cultures. This is Parr’s first wide-ranging museum exhibition in the United States with over 135 works and an extensive selection of photobooks on display.

Martin Parr: Time and Place features at its core a career-spanning selection of Parr’s Irish photographs, which describe the radical evolution of Ireland over the last four decades and the major themes of his work—social class and consumption, curiosity and humor, humanity and its predictable idiosyncrasies. Photographs from other series, AutoportraitsThe Last ResortSmall World, and The Cost of Living—made in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—demonstrate how Parr developed a powerful vocabulary of visual and conceptual ideas informed by overlapping feelings of familiarity and alienation, and instincts that are anthropological as well as artistic.

Working in the lineage of documentary photographers Walker Evans, Bill Brandt, Robert Frank, and Lisette Model, Parr often engages in cultural critique that is humorous, affectionate, ironic, or biting depending on the viewer’s perspective. Finding productive models in commercial and journalistic photography as well as fine art, Parr distinguishes himself from fellow ironists by introducing bright, saturated color to documentary practice. The early black-and-white work in Time and Place highlights the important role that color plays in Parr’s later photographs and emphasizes how his style and vision is more complex, and less defined by color than viewers might expect.

Organized by the McMullen Museum in conjunction with Tracy Marshall-Grant for Northern Narratives and the Martin Parr Foundation, the exhibition has been curated by Karl Baden in collaboration with Boston College Irish Studies, Art, Art History, and English faculty. The Martin Parr Studio has loaned all works in the exhibition and Martin Parr is represented by Magnum Photos. Major support has been provided by the Martin Parr Foundation, the Patrons of the McMullen Museum, and Mary Ann and Vincent Q. Giffuni.

 

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Members-Only Virtual Crash Course in the History of Documentary Photography with Professor Karl Baden

Members-Only Virtual Crash Course in the History of Documentary Photography with Professor Karl Baden

March 17

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

To provide a wider context for the photographs on display in the McMullen Museum’s exhibition, Martin Parr: Time and Place, Boston College Professor of Photography and Exhibition Curator Karl Baden will present an hour-long crash course in the history of documentary photography for Museum Members. (FYI: Boston College faculty, staff, and students are all Museum Members!)

Register for the Crash Course at https://tinyurl.com/yckkpavc.

Not a Member? Join today! Members receive numerous perks, including free admission to museums across the country, discounts on catalogues, a free annual gift, and exclusive invitations to crash courses and other events. All proceeds go to supporting exhibitions and programming for our audiences. Find out more here.

Karl Baden is an Associate Professor of the Practice of Photography in the Art, Art History, and Film Department at Boston College. Baden’s photographs have been widely exhibited, including at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Institute of Contemporary Art; deCordova Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Musée Batut, France; Photokina, Cologne; and the Photographers Gallery, London. Among other photographic projects, Baden has made a photograph of his face every day since February 23, 1987. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Light Work Visual Studies, among other foundations. His photographs and visual books are included in the permanent collections of many museums and galleries. He has taught at Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design, Clark University, and Phillips Academy at Andover; and has been on the faculty at Boston College since 1989.

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Into the Collection: Irish Decorative Arts

Into the Collection: Irish Decorative Arts

March 21

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Into the Collection offers visitors an opportunity to view and learn more about objects from the McMullen Museum’s permanent collection rarely on display. Assistant Director Diana Larsen, aided by the Museum’s Student Ambassadors, will offer a virtual presentation of Irish country furniture and ceramics. Visitors are invited to learn from the presenters, ask questions, and share their knowledge and observations.

Free; Register at https://tinyurl.com/muz8wa55

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Exhibition: "Martin Parr: Time and Place"

Exhibition: "Martin Parr: Time and Place"

January 31 – May 30

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

The McMullen Museum presents Martin Parr: Time and Place (January 31–June 5, 2022), curated by Professor Karl Baden in collaboration with Boston College Irish Studies, Art, Art History, and English faculty. Comprising over 135 works and an extensive collection of photobooks, the exhibition features at its core a career-spanning selection of Parr’s Irish photographs and other series that demonstrate how Parr developed a powerful vocabulary of visual and conceptual ideas informed by overlapping feelings of familiarity and alienation, and instincts that are anthropological as well as artistic.

We welcome you to view the exhibition on your own or with guests, Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm and Saturday–Sunday, noon–5 pm. Contact the McMullen’s Manager of Education, Rachel Chamberlain, at rachel.chamberlain@bc.edu or 617.552.1427 to schedule a tour or to learn about what the McMullen has to offer.

In accordance with the City of Boston’s B Together Policy, visitors ages 12+ must show proof of full vaccination upon arrival. Masks are mandatory. Please keep socially distant. We look forward to welcoming you to the McMullen!

________________________________________________________________________________

Martin Parr (born Epsom, United Kingdom, 1952) is a photographer whose work evinces a global sensibility presented with the closely observed, precise detail of the local. His images underscore how global continuities diminish distinctions among local cultures. This is Parr’s first wide-ranging museum exhibition in the United States with over 135 works and an extensive selection of photobooks on display.

Martin Parr: Time and Place features at its core a career-spanning selection of Parr’s Irish photographs, which describe the radical evolution of Ireland over the last four decades and the major themes of his work—social class and consumption, curiosity and humor, humanity and its predictable idiosyncrasies. Photographs from other series, AutoportraitsThe Last ResortSmall World, and The Cost of Living—made in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—demonstrate how Parr developed a powerful vocabulary of visual and conceptual ideas informed by overlapping feelings of familiarity and alienation, and instincts that are anthropological as well as artistic.

Working in the lineage of documentary photographers Walker Evans, Bill Brandt, Robert Frank, and Lisette Model, Parr often engages in cultural critique that is humorous, affectionate, ironic, or biting depending on the viewer’s perspective. Finding productive models in commercial and journalistic photography as well as fine art, Parr distinguishes himself from fellow ironists by introducing bright, saturated color to documentary practice. The early black-and-white work in Time and Place highlights the important role that color plays in Parr’s later photographs and emphasizes how his style and vision is more complex, and less defined by color than viewers might expect.

Organized by the McMullen Museum in conjunction with Tracy Marshall-Grant for Northern Narratives and the Martin Parr Foundation, the exhibition has been curated by Karl Baden in collaboration with Boston College Irish Studies, Art, Art History, and English faculty. The Martin Parr Studio has loaned all works in the exhibition and Martin Parr is represented by Magnum Photos. Major support has been provided by the Martin Parr Foundation, the Patrons of the McMullen Museum, and Mary Ann and Vincent Q. Giffuni.

 

Virtual Docent Tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place

Virtual Docent Tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place

April 08 – June 03

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In addition to its weekly in-person docent tours on Sundays, the McMullen Museum will offer free virtual docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on March 25, April 8, April 29, and May 20, and June 3, 2022. Register yourself and guests (optional) for a virtual tour at https://tinyurl.com/44tj9rh5. If you would like to schedule a separate, private virtual tour, please contact Rachel Chamberlain at rachel.chamberlain@bc.edu at least two weeks in advance

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Virtual Publication Highlight: "Walker Evans: No Politics" with Stephanie Schwartz

Virtual Publication Highlight: "Walker Evans: No Politics" with Stephanie Schwartz

April 22

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

“NO POLITICS whatever.” Walker Evans made this emphatic declaration in 1935, the year he began work for FDR’s Resettlement Administration. Evans insisted that his photographs of tenant farmers and their homes, breadlines, and the unemployed should be treated as “pure record.” The McMullen Museum welcomes University College London Associate Professor of History of Art Stephanie Schwartz for a virtual presentation on her latest book, Walker Evans: No Politics (2020), in which the author challenges us to engage with what it might mean, in the 1930s and at the height of the Great Depression, to refuse to work politically.

Free; open to the public; register by clicking here

Offering close readings of Evans’s numerous commissions, including his contribution to Carleton Beals’s anti-imperialist tract, The Crime of Cuba (1933), this book is a major departure from the standard accounts of Evans’s work and American documentary. Documentary, Schwartz reveals, is not a means of being present—or being “political.” It is a practice of record making designed to distance its maker from the “scene of the crime.” That crime, Schwartz argues, is not just the Depression; it is the process of Americanization reshaping both photography and politics in the 1930s. Historicizing documentary, this book reimagines Evans and his legacy—the complexities of claiming “no politics.”

Stephanie Schwartz is an associate professor in History of Art at University College London. Her writing on photography and film has appeared in October, Oxford Art Journal, and ARTMargins. She is the editor of Modernism after Paul Strand, a special issue of the Oxford Art Journal (2015) and the Tate Modern In Focus project on Allan Sekula’s Waiting for Tear Gas (2016). Schwartz recently finished editing a special issue on street photography for the journal Arts, which includes her essay on Martha Rosler’s photomontages and the time of protest. She is currently working on a new project on Allan Sekula’s “war work” for MACK books. Provisionally titled Allan Sekula: Prayer and Protest, the book attends to the centrality of war stories to Sekula’s work, specifically those written by the narrators of America’s Civil War.

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Virtual Docent Tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place

Virtual Docent Tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place

April 08 – June 03

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In addition to its weekly in-person docent tours on Sundays, the McMullen Museum will offer free virtual docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on March 25, April 8, April 29, and May 20, and June 3, 2022. Register yourself and guests (optional) for a virtual tour at https://tinyurl.com/44tj9rh5. If you would like to schedule a separate, private virtual tour, please contact Rachel Chamberlain at rachel.chamberlain@bc.edu at least two weeks in advance

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Exhibition: "Martin Parr: Time and Place"

Exhibition: "Martin Parr: Time and Place"

January 31 – May 30

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

The McMullen Museum presents Martin Parr: Time and Place (January 31–June 5, 2022), curated by Professor Karl Baden in collaboration with Boston College Irish Studies, Art, Art History, and English faculty. Comprising over 135 works and an extensive collection of photobooks, the exhibition features at its core a career-spanning selection of Parr’s Irish photographs and other series that demonstrate how Parr developed a powerful vocabulary of visual and conceptual ideas informed by overlapping feelings of familiarity and alienation, and instincts that are anthropological as well as artistic.

We welcome you to view the exhibition on your own or with guests, Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm and Saturday–Sunday, noon–5 pm. Contact the McMullen’s Manager of Education, Rachel Chamberlain, at rachel.chamberlain@bc.edu or 617.552.1427 to schedule a tour or to learn about what the McMullen has to offer.

In accordance with the City of Boston’s B Together Policy, visitors ages 12+ must show proof of full vaccination upon arrival. Masks are mandatory. Please keep socially distant. We look forward to welcoming you to the McMullen!

________________________________________________________________________________

Martin Parr (born Epsom, United Kingdom, 1952) is a photographer whose work evinces a global sensibility presented with the closely observed, precise detail of the local. His images underscore how global continuities diminish distinctions among local cultures. This is Parr’s first wide-ranging museum exhibition in the United States with over 135 works and an extensive selection of photobooks on display.

Martin Parr: Time and Place features at its core a career-spanning selection of Parr’s Irish photographs, which describe the radical evolution of Ireland over the last four decades and the major themes of his work—social class and consumption, curiosity and humor, humanity and its predictable idiosyncrasies. Photographs from other series, AutoportraitsThe Last ResortSmall World, and The Cost of Living—made in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—demonstrate how Parr developed a powerful vocabulary of visual and conceptual ideas informed by overlapping feelings of familiarity and alienation, and instincts that are anthropological as well as artistic.

Working in the lineage of documentary photographers Walker Evans, Bill Brandt, Robert Frank, and Lisette Model, Parr often engages in cultural critique that is humorous, affectionate, ironic, or biting depending on the viewer’s perspective. Finding productive models in commercial and journalistic photography as well as fine art, Parr distinguishes himself from fellow ironists by introducing bright, saturated color to documentary practice. The early black-and-white work in Time and Place highlights the important role that color plays in Parr’s later photographs and emphasizes how his style and vision is more complex, and less defined by color than viewers might expect.

Organized by the McMullen Museum in conjunction with Tracy Marshall-Grant for Northern Narratives and the Martin Parr Foundation, the exhibition has been curated by Karl Baden in collaboration with Boston College Irish Studies, Art, Art History, and English faculty. The Martin Parr Studio has loaned all works in the exhibition and Martin Parr is represented by Magnum Photos. Major support has been provided by the Martin Parr Foundation, the Patrons of the McMullen Museum, and Mary Ann and Vincent Q. Giffuni.

 

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.

Virtual Docent Tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place

Virtual Docent Tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place

April 08 – June 03

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In addition to its weekly in-person docent tours on Sundays, the McMullen Museum will offer free virtual docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on March 25, April 8, April 29, and May 20, and June 3, 2022. Register yourself and guests (optional) for a virtual tour at https://tinyurl.com/44tj9rh5. If you would like to schedule a separate, private virtual tour, please contact Rachel Chamberlain at rachel.chamberlain@bc.edu at least two weeks in advance

Free Sunday Docent Tour

Free Sunday Docent Tour

February 13 – June 05

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McMullen Museum of Art

Beginning February 13, the McMullen Museum will offer free docent tours of Martin Parr: Time and Place every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet in the Museum Atrium. No prior registration is required. If you would like to schedule a separate, private tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks in advance.


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