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Photograph of a fork resting on the edge of a plate.

Event Details

February 17, 2022
7:00 pm –8:00 pm


Members: FREE
Not-Yet-Members: $20
Registration Required


High Museum of Art
Hill Auditorium

Event Description

Learn about the High’s new exhibition André Kertész: Postcards from Paris from curator Elizabeth Siegel. This exhibition is the first to bring together Kertész’s rare carte postale prints. These now iconic works offer new insight into his early, experimental years and reveal the importance of Paris as a vibrant meeting ground for international artists, who drew inspiration from each other to create new, modern ways of seeing and representing the world.

André Kertész: Postcards from Paris is on view at the High Museum of Art February 18–May 29, 2022.


Elizabeth Siegel headshot.About Elizabeth Siegel

Elizabeth Siegel has been a curator at the Art Institute of Chicago since 2001. Her work examines the practices, reception, and material histories of photography, with a focus on photography before 1970. Among her many exhibitions are Photography + Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s (2019); The Photographer’s Curator: Hugh Edwards at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1959–1970 (2017); Alfred Stieglitz and the Nineteenth Century (2015); The Modern Series: Shatter Rupture Break (2015); Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door (2013); Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Dolls and Masks (2011); and Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage (2009). Besides print and digital catalogues accompanying several of those exhibitions, her other books include Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937–1971 (Art Institute of Chicago, 2002) and Galleries of Friendship and Fame: A History of Nineteenth-Century American Photograph Albums (Yale University Press, 2010). She received her BA from Yale and her PhD from the University of Chicago.

Her current exhibition, André Kertész: Postcards from Paris, is the first dedicated to Kertész’s carte postale prints; the accompanying catalogue has been shortlisted for Photography Catalogue of the Year in the 2021 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

Please Note: This event takes place outside of regular Museum hours and does not include gallery access.


Health and Safety

The High Museum of Art’s top priority is the safety of our community, visitors, artists, and staff members. In consultation with medical and public health experts, the High is implementing a mandatory vaccine and mask policy for all talks and lectures. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination, and masks are required. Audience members who are not vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within seventy-two hours of the talk’s start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within six hours of the talk’s start time. Proof of vaccination (or negative test result) must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination (or test). Audience members can show proof of vaccination by presenting a physical vaccination card, a photo of a physical card, or a digital confirmation of vaccination.  A free resource in the Atlanta for vaccinations or COVID-19 testing is Viral Solutions.

Photo Credits: André Kertész, Fork, 1928, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1978. © Estate of André Kertész 2021.