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“Know Your History and Geography”

LocationVillard Room

On the 30th Anniversary of the breaching of the Berlin Wall, Magnum photographer Leonard Freed’s (1929-2016) charge to “know your history and geography” inspired faculty and students at Vassar College to explore walls, past and present. The month-long program will launch with a panel and two exhibitions that will be on display from 30 October to 25 November, 2019.

Walls, Borders, Fences
30 October, 6:00 PM

Paul Farber, curator of the Berlin Wall exhibition, and Vassar Professor Joe Nevins will be joined by Vassar students Ava McElhone Yates, Carlos Espina, and Ivanna Guerra, who curated the exhibition on the barriers being erected along the U.S.–Mexico Border.

Please join the exhibition curators and the Freed family for receptions in both galleries at 7:15 pm.

Palmer Gallery
“Know Your History and Geography”
30 October

Leonard Freed’s Photographs of the Berlin Wall (1961-1989) Includes a selection of images of the wall by photographers Shinkichi Tajiri, Jonathan Borofsky, and Carol Highsmith.

College Center Second Floor Gallery
“Know Your History and Geography”

Students, Artists, and Activists Narrate the U.S.–Mexico Border