• Arnold Genthe: Untitled (Irma Duncan), c. 1915–19; gelatin silver print; 9 15/16 x 8 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Jan Leonard and Jerrold A. Peil.

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Five Tables of the Corporeal Woman

Curated by the BAMPFA Student Committee, this edition of Five Tables explores representations of the female figure in art across media and cultures, putting into question the viewer’s gaze, the creator’s power, and the autonomy of a woman’s body. On view this session: Elisabeth Sunday’s striking photographs from her series of Tuareg women; Arnold Genthe’s intimate portraits of the dancer Irma Duncan; Eadweard Muybridge’s study of a nude woman fanning herself, from his Animal Locomotion series; Japanese woodblock prints depicting courtesans and beautiful women; and more!