Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
February 24, 2006
SFMOMA curator to speak at arts festival
The senior photography curator for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sandra
Phillips, will be the keynote speaker for Sacramento State’s Spring Art
History Symposium “In Light of the Pacific: Photography from the Pacific
Rim.” Phillips will talk at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 4 in Mariposa Hall
1000. The symposium is part of the University’s Festival of the Arts from
March 2 to 12.
Phillips will discuss the works of renowned photographer Shomei Tomatsu, a Japanese
artist that created a post-World War II photo diary of Japan and documented
the radical transformations within his homeland. Phillips will install Tomatsu’s
exhibit, “Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation,” this May at the SFMOMA.
will also feature art historians discussing photography from the Pacific Rim:
the North Pacific, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Southwest Pacific and the
Americas, which address region-specific and intercultural subjects, issues and
Other photo exhibits
during the festival include “The Triumph of Helios: Photographic Treasures
of the California State Library,” which features 19 th century photographs,
opening at the University Library Gallery March 3, and a show of photography
by the Sacramento State faculty .
The art history
symposium is free. Seating is limited. Other Festival of the Arts events can
be found at www.csus.edu/events. For
more information, contact the Sacramento State Art Department at (916) 278-6166.
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