Reading the Room: Reconstructing the Boston Athenaeum
Reading the Room: Reconstructing the Boston Athenaeum

The Boston Athenaeum is thrilled to welcome back photographer Tira Khan to discuss her new photography series. In 2022, Newton-based photographer Tira Khan served as the Artist in Residence at the Boston Athenæum. During this time, she documented the evolution of the library during its historic revitalization and building expansion. Joined by Polly Thayer Starr Fellow in American Art and Culture Lauren Graves, the two will take a closer look at this project, which presents spaces in the midst of change and as sites of transition between the old and new. This project looks ahead to the future with an eye on the past. From chaotic construction sites to the of artwork in storage, the photographs explore space as a receptacle for personal and institutional memory.

Exhibition: March 2 through mid-May, 2023
Talk: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16, The Boston Athenæum.
Tickets available at https://community.bostonathenaeum.org/s/events
For more information on the artist: tirakhan.com


Reading the Room: Reconstructing the Boston Athenaeum

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Tira Khan
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Reading the Room: Reconstructing the Boston Athenaeum
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Updated Mar 2023
Location Boston, MA
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