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Pao Houa Her

Student Board Annual Public Lecture: Pao Houa Her in Conversation with Makeda Best


Join the Harvard Art Museums Student Board for its annual public lecture, featuring Pao Houa Her in conversation with Makeda Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography.

Pao Houa Her is a Hmong American artist whose practice engages primarily with legacies and potentials of landscape, portraiture, and documentary photographic traditions and aesthetics. Her works examine identity, longing, and belonging in Hmong diasporic communities.

Makeda Best oversees the Harvard Art Museums’ photography collections. Her scholarly interests focus on 19th- and 20th-century American photography, with a special interest in photojournalism, documentary, war photography, and text and image works.

The Harvard Art Museums Student Board Annual Public Lecture highlights a contemporary BIPOC artist who is creatively addressing issues of national, global, and cultural relevance.

Pao Houa Her, artist
Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography and Interim Head of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums

Free admission, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on 480 Broadway. Doors will open at 6:30pm.

Limited complimentary parking is available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at am_register@harvard.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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