From Rembrandt to Diddy: The Long History of Selfie Culture
Thursday June 27: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Does it seem like our current culture is the most self-obsessed to date? People have been saying that for 500 years. This Olio reframes modern selfie-culture against the backdrop of Western Art History, beginning in the Italian Renaissance, to suggest that the selfie is simply the current iteration of modern subjectivity. Join art historian Theodore Barrow for a dynamic deep dive into the selfie and the modern self.
Teacher: Ted Barrow teaches in Barnard College's Pre-College Program over the summer, focusing on the relationship between art and film in New York City, and has taught art history courses at Baruch, City College, the College of Staten Island, and Brooklyn College. Barrow currently works as the Assistant Curator at the Hudson River Museum and a popular Instagram account about skateboarding (@feedback_ts).
Complimentary beer by our presenting partner Sixpoint Brewery.
Sixpoint’s motto is “Beer is Culture,” to highlight the human trajectory—the earliest human civilizations were founded upon the cultivation of cereal grains for making beer. Sixpoint aims to perpetually inspire the art, creativity, and collaboration generated through beer by acknowledging the history of the craft, while forging ahead to inspire culture in a modern setting.