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Pedagogy through Photography: Photographs by Clarence Kennedy of Italian Renaissance and Ancient Sculpture

Clarence Kennedy

Sculpture Court, Jewett Arts Center, 3rd floor
Organized by Daisy Zhang, Class of 2011 and Professor Jacqueline Marie Musacchio with support from the Armstrong fund.

Exhibit Dates: October 13-Nov. 14, 2010
Gallery Hours: Daily, 10am-5pm

Blog post about the exhibition by Daisy Zhang, ’11

“Independent study exhibit highlights Clarence Kennedy
The Wellesley News, October 27, 2010

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Clarence Kennedy (1892-1972) was a contemporary of Ansel Adams but he worked with an entirely different subject matter.  An art historian at Smith College, he was best known for his carefully composed black and white gelatin silver prints of Ancient and Renaissance sculpture.  These photographs, together with brief explanatory texts, were published in seven limited edition folios from 1928 to 1932.  However, because of their great pedagogical value, the photographs were often removed from the folios and independently mounted for use as teaching tools and study aids in art departments across the United States. This exhibition of recently re-discovered examples of Kennedy’s photographs from Wellesley’s former study collection will put them in their historic and academic context.

Clarence Kennedy


1. mike - June 30, 2013

I have a photo black & white of a sculpture that is framed and is dated 1923 by clarence kennedy to my understanding it was taken in rome Italy I have read a few things about him. Just wanted to know if i should sale or keep for my grandchildren.

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