The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building opens at the Handwerker Gallery on October 27
The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building on Thursday, October 27. This exhibition of silver gelatin prints, organized by George Eastman House, documents the construction of the Empire State Building.
In 1930 Hine began the treacherous ascent with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture; however, his photographs speak more of the integrity of the workers than of the glorification of the building itself. Hine’s Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.
An opening reception and will be held on October 27 from 5.00-7.00 p.m. This will be preceded at 3.30 p.m. by a lecture by Jeffrey A. Cohen (Bryn Mawr College) on 19th-century cityscapes.
The work will remain on display until December 16. To schedule a tour of the exhibition, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Handwerker Gallery events are free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact Mara Baldwin (274.7057) as much in advance of the event as possible.
Originally published in Intercom: The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building opens at the Handwerker Gallery on October 27.