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Hilton Als on Diane Arbus

Writer and critic Hilton Als in a fur-collared coat sitting a table

Photo of Hilton Als by Ali Smith, courtesy of Carolina Performing Arts

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the speaker’s schedule, this event date has been changed to Saturday May 2, 2 pm, 2020.  Previous ticketholders will be contacted with details for the new date.




@ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Hilton Als on Diane Arbus

Saturday May 2, 2 pm

Due to speaker availability, the date of this event has changed from Friday, March 13 to Saturday, May 2.

Join leading voice in American culture, Hilton Als, for a talk exploring the life and work of legendary photographer Diane Arbus. In numerous reviews and essays, Als has explored Arbus’s work, her motivations and her writing, applauding her uncanny ability to embrace and capture difference. Presented as part of Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956–1971 .

A book signing will follow the talk. Book sales by Another Story Book Shop.

Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. He is the author of The Women and the acclaimed essay collection White Girls, and he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2017. He has also curated exhibitions featuring artists such as Alice Neel, Celia Paul and Kara Walker. Als is an associate professor of writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan University and Smith College. He lives in New York City.

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