December, 2009Photographer Michael Nye’s latest exhibition is debuting at the WitteMuseumJanuary 16 through April 3, 2010 in the Piper Memorial Wing. Table of Contents: Stories of Hunger and Resilience, a multi-media exhibition, is a documentary of voices, stories and portraits that explores the lives of 50 individuals who have experienced hunger.
Nye has spent the past four years traveling and interviewing people of all ages and backgrounds, recording their personal stories and their portraits through photography. Spending several days with each subject, Nye documented the complex fabric of their lives. Join artist Michael Nye for Artist Talks in the Gallery, in-depth discussions of the creative process and a guided tour of the exhibition at 2 p.m. on Sundays February 7 and March 21. The exhibition and Artist Talks in the Gallery are included with museum admission.
Additional public programs are scheduled in conjunction with Table of Contents, to increase public awareness and encourage action on the condition of hunger in South Texas. Last year, 49 million Americans lacked consistent access to adequate food; hunger in this country is of epidemic proportions. Join a panel of community and social service providers and public health specialists for Food Insecurity: The Hunger Epidemic, 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 18. Admission is $5 for museum members and students; $10 for adults; and free to all Lone Star Card holders.
In advance of National Poetry Month, the Witte presents Hunger to Hope: Poems and Prose About Hunger at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 28. Local poets and writers will read their own work—as well as the works of other poets, essayists and activists— on themes of hunger and of individual and community response to the problem. Bring canned goods to be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank. Included with museum admission. Fore more information call 210.357.1900 or visit www.wittemuseum.org.