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Dishman Art Exhibit: MUM: Nancy Newberry

September 22, 2018
November 09, 2018
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fine Arts
Dishman Art Museum, first floor gallery

Today the homecoming mum ritual has expanded to include elaborate local customs that vary from school to school. Award-winning fine art photographer, Nancy Newberry, captures this phenomenon in the context of current teenage cultural traditions and rites of passage attached to the uniquely Texas custom of the homecoming mum. Native Texan, Newberry’s focus on the ritual may at first appear lighthearted but themes of self-representation and the dynamics of current teenage social landscape are apparent through her process and unexpected juxtapositions of the subjects photographed in their own private world. Newberry’s masterful photographic skills combined with a unique sensitivity to the subject have gained much deserved international attention.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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