Montana State University

History of photography lecture to be held Jan. 21

January 13, 2009 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- An expert on the American history of photography will give a free public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Montana State University.

Frank H. Goodyear III, assistant curator of photography at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., will speak on "Abraham Lincoln in Historic Photographs" at 7 p.m. in the Procrastinator Theater in the Student Union Building.

Goodyear received his master's and doctoral degrees in American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He wrote "Red Cloud: Photographs of a Lakota Chief" and "Zaida Ben-Yusuf: New York Portrait Photographer."

Goodyear's lecture is presented by the Montana Humanities Institute, in cooperation with the Teaching American History Program. The institute hosts scholars and lecturers from around the world, provides performing arts events and offers educational opportunities for the community. This lecture is part of the Institute's multi-year program dedicated to "The Evolution of the Future." In 2009, the program stems from the bicentennials of the births of President Abraham Lincoln and naturalist Charles Darwin. Both were born on Feb. 12, 1809.

For more information, contact Robert W. Rydell, MSU history professor and director of the Montana Humanities Institute, at (406) 994-7929.

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