Haggerty Museum to host gallery talk on photographer Joel Sternfeld, Jan. 20

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Haggerty Museum of Art will host a gallery talk on Monday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. The talk will focus on photographer Joel Sternfeld’s work as a part of Milwaukee Museum Week.

Among the pioneers of color photography, Sternfeld has been documenting Americans and the urban and natural landscapes in which they live since the 1970s.

Dr. Cedric Burrows, assistant professor of English at Marquette, will discuss Sternfeld’s piece, “The National Civil Rights Museum, Formerly the Lorrain Motel, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis TN, August 1993.

Dr. Burrows’ article about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was recently published in the Oxford Online Bibliographies — American Literature. His dissertation also focused on the perception of Dr. King and Malcolm X.