William Henry Fox Talbot, The Nelson Column in Trafalgar Square under Construction, 1843, salted paper print, the MFAH, Manfred Heiting Collection, museum purchase with funds provided by the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund.
Speaker: Malcolm Daniel, senior curator, department of photographs, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
During this illustrated presentation, noted scholar Malcolm Daniel tells the story of two rival photographic inventions, both revealed to the public in 1839, that eventually led to the media-saturated world of today. A reception to meet the speaker follows the lecture.
This program is free, but tickets are required. To download your tickets in advance, click the "Reserve" link above (printer required to print out ticket). You may also reserve tickets by phone at 713.639.7771, at any admissions desk at the MFAH, or at the box office one hour before the program’s start time.