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Translations from Public and Institutional Archives

Archives contain collections of art, photographs, and artifacts. They are often a part of public institutions dedicated to preserving the history of a specific place or culture. These gems within our communities can be rich sources of inspiration for artists and photographers. This course will examine works created by established and emerging artists who choose to work with materials sourced from public archives. Discussion topics will include what archives are and how you, as an artist, can gain access to them and what your rights are using imagery sourced from archives. Together, we will engage in dialogue about why and how artists choose to source materials and examine contemporary issues by repurposing historical imagery and exploring the past.

This course, designed by artist and HCP instructor Kelly Webeck, was developed to share and discuss contemporary art and can be enjoyed by artists and art-lovers alike!

Attention: This class has been moved online in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with information and a link to take this course at it’s scheduled time. 

To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email education@hcponline.org for more information.

Registration & Fees: $125
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Class meets two Tuesdays:
November 10th & 17th
7 - 9 pm CST


History/ Criticism, Seminar

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection


Kelly Webeck