In 2017, the George Eastman Museum received a large gift of photographs by David Levinthal, making this institution the most significant repository of this internationally renowned artist’s work in the world. How did this come to be? What is the significance of the gift, and what is happening behind the scenes of the museum to make the material publicly accessible? Lisa Hostetler, curator in charge of the Department of Photography, will answer these questions and more in her talk.
David Levinthal (American, b. 1949). Untitled (Absolut), 1989. Dye diffusion transfer print (Polaroid Polacolor). George Eastman Museum, gift of an anonymous donor. © David Levinthal