Intimacy and Mortality in the Photobook: A Conversation with Elinor Carucci

February 22, 2024

Photographer Elinor Carucci visits the Museum’s Hirsch Library for a conversation about her long-standing engagement with the photobook as a form. She talks with Jon Evans, chief of libraries and archives.

In her work, Carucci explores issues related to intimacy and mortality, largely by examining her own life and that of her immediate family. She has published four monographs: Closer, Diary of a Dancer, Midlife, and Mother. Her latest book is The Collars of RBG: A Portrait of Justice, about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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  • Admission is free. This program takes place in the Hirsch Library Reading Room on the lower level of the Beck Building. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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On Thursday, admission to the MFAH Permanent Collections is free, courtesy of Shell USA, Inc. 

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from H-E-B; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Sempra Foundation; the Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the CFP Foundation; Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Texas Commission on the Arts; and the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

Endowment funds are provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Medha and Shashank Karve; Virginia and Ira Jackson; Jesse H. Jones II; the CFP Foundation; the Favrot Fund; gifts in memory of John Wynne; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of Peter Lotz; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.


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