Berenice Abbott’s New York – Virtual Tour
Dec 6, 2021 –
December 6, 2021
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) described herself as a “self-taught risk taker.” She arrived in Greenwich Village in 1917, and fell in with the Modern artists then living in the neighborhood. After spending the 1920s in Paris, Abbott returned to New York, and commenced work on her most enduring portrait of the city: Changing New York. In this webinar, tour guide Lucie Levine, will follow Abbot from New York to Paris and back again, exploring Abbott’s relationship to New York both in her life and in her work, from her home in the Village, to her dramatic documentation of 1930s New York, to her decades long personal and professional partnership with the art critic Elizabeth McCausland.