THE NEW YORKER PROJECT presented by INSTITUTE 193
Nina Howell Starr (1903 - 2000) was a lifelong advocate on many subjects, with strong opinions on all. These included but were not limited to: modern design; racial equality; good manners; the English language; folk art; women's rights; photography. Numerous were her letters over the years to editors of art, design, and photography magazines-and her daily reading, the New York Times. Whatever the subject, she was always involved and opinionated.
Especially numerous and incisive were Starr's opinions on her chosen artistic medium of photography, and she did not suffer fools gladly. When she was guest-curating an exhibition of painter Minnie Evans at the Whitney Museum of American Art, for example, and its then-director, Thomas Armstrong, complained that her photograph of Evans was "blurry," she replied, indignantly, "Focus is part of the language of photography!"
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with University of Kentucky Arts in Healthcare. A companion exhibition of Nina Howell Starr's work, "An Empathetic Eye," is on view at the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital now until March 2016.
Date: November 5 - December 12
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 6PM
Location: Institute 193, 193 North Limestone
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