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Lecture: Hilton Als on "Diane Arbus in Manhattan"

Located at LACMA

"Diane Arbus in Manhattan" is Hilton Als's paean to the great photographer and the city that helped make her. Born in New York in 1923, the artist left an invaluable record not only of a city defined by difference, but also a rough-and-tumble fairyland where fantastic figures lived real lives. In this lecture, Als discusses not only his relationship to Arbus's work, but a hitherto rarely examined component of it—Manhattan.

Als is a writer and theater critic for The New Yorker magazine, and is a former staff writer for The Village Voice and former editor-at-large at Vibe magazine.

This lecture is presented by LACMA's Wallis Annenberg Photography department and the Otis College of Art and Design, Fine Arts department.

LACMA, Bing Theater
Free, tickets required
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Earlier Event: January 31
LA Art Show