An Expressive Way to Document New York: Berenice Abbott’s Tri-Boro Barber School Photograph

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This lecture on Berenice Abbott’s “Tri-Boro Barber School” was recorded in November 2020. The lecture was designed for students and faculty in the Freshman Studies program. This program, a multidisciplinary introduction to liberal learning, has been a cornerstone of the Lawrence curriculum since 1945.

The lecturer, Beth A. Zinsli, graduated from Lawrence in 2002 and went on to receive a master’s and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since returning to Lawrence in 2013, she has served the university as Curator of the Wriston Art Galleries, Assistant Professor of Art History, and Director of the Museum Studies IA Program. She has written on contemporary art and exhibitions in Cuba, and is also interested in the interdisciplinary potential of the university art museum.


Art and Art History