Talk

Snapshot: Painters and the Invention of the Kodak Camera

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Upper E Side

The Frick Collection | 1 East 70th Street

The Kodak camera was introduced in 1888 and quickly captured the imagination of the public, amateur photographers, and artists. Thousands of photographs, only recently discovered in the attics and archives of artists working in the 1890s, reveal their fascination with this new tool. While some snapshots relate closely to their painted work, others indicate an exploration far beyond the artists’ known work in oil on canvas and expand our understanding of their oeuvre.


Free after 5:45 p.m.; no reservations are necessary


Lectures take place in the Music Room