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Focus: Experiments in Photographic Interpretation

May 5 – May 17, 2015
Koppelman Family Gallery

What do you see when you look at this photograph?

The affection between family members?
A glimpse into another time?
The photographic technique?
The beauty of the image?
Someone looking back at you?

The Tufts Museum Studies Program presents its annual experiment in exhibition design. Twelve student curators each created a section of the exhibition based on their personal responses to an image of their choice. The sections express a range of themes, from family to transportation to encounters with nature. The variety of approaches to photographic interpretation captures the personal nature of exhibition planning as both process and product.



Unknown Photographer, Portrait of an Old Woman and a Young Boy, c. 1905.