Over the course of his life, Edmund Carpenter (1922–2011) was an archaeologist, visual anthropologist, media theorist, filmmaker, teacher, and author. Carpenter and his wife Adelaide de Menil collected ethnographic art, and his installation, Witnesses, is on permanent view in Menil’s Surrealist galleries. He curated the exhibition Upside Down in Paris’ Musée du quai Branly and later at the Menil Collection. Sean Mooney, curator of the Edmund Carpenter Collection and of the exhibition MicroCosmos will discuss Carpenter’s life and achievements.
Free Admission. Seating Limited.