Imagining the West: Dhyandra Lawson, Curatorial Assistant at LACMA

From the time of its invention in 1839, photography has been used to depict the American West.

Join Dhyandra Lawson, curatorial assistant in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), for a discussion about the recent LACMA exhibition, "Richard Prince: Untitled (cowboy)" in context with works from the museum’s collection that explore iconography of the American West from the nineteenth century to present day.

The talk will present the range and history of one of the photographic medium’s most enduring genres and highlight new additions to LACMA’s collection.

About Dhyandra Lawson
Dhyandra Lawson joined LACMA's Wallis Annenberg Photography Department in 2012. She was co-curator of “Richard Prince: Untitled (cowboy)” (December 2017—March 2018), and was curator of the "The Magic Medium" presented at LACMA in 2016.

Other projects have included "Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium" co-presented by LACMA and the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2016, as well as "Larry Sultan: Here and Home" organized by LACMA in 2015. Current work focuses on building upon LACMA’s collection of over 20,000 photographs.

The lecture is sponsored by Northlight Gallery and the photography department in the School of Art. The lecture will take place in the critique space of Grant Street Studios.

Image credit: Swenson


Monday, April 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Downtown Phoenix campus
Grant Street Studios, Northlight Gallery
Liz Allen
Dhyandra Lawson