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Exhibit Opening: Look Again: Discovering Historical Photos

Friday, May 4

Why look at old photographs? To learn about the past? To find parallels with the present? The introduction of photography in the mid-1800s forever changed the way we record and remember our individual lives—and our history. Examine dozens of photographs from the museum collection, then decide for yourself: Do our modern eyes see something different than the original viewers would have? And what can we learn by approaching photos as windows into the past?