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Author to Lecture on Bowdoin Museum Exhibit

Story posted March 15, 1998


BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Carol Mavor, author and associate professor of art history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a lecture, "Adolescent Reverie: Clementina Hawarden and Sally Mann" on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College.

This lecture is open to the public free of charge and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, "Sally Mann: Still Time," which is on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from April 3 through May 31. An exhibition preview and a reception will be held in the museum following Mavor's lecture.

Mavor has taught at UNC since 1990. She previously taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of California at Santa Cruz. She earned her master's degree in fine arts from the University of California at San Diego and her doctorate from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Mavor is the author of "Pleasures Taken: Performances of Sexuality and Loss in Victorian Photographs" (Duke University Press, 1995) and the forthcoming "Becoming: The Passionate Interiors of Clementina Hawarden, 1859-64," the story of British photographer Hawarden (1822-1865), who took sensual photographs of her daughters in the isolation of her London home.

Mavor has won a fellowship from the Fellow at the Institute of the Arts and Humanities and the Chapman Family Fellowship Honoring Distinguished Teaching and a grant from the Ford Foundation. Her appearance at Bowdoin is made possible by the Stevens L. Frost Endowment Fund.

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