Peter Hujar: Speed of Life

June 30–November 18, 2018

The first retrospective of an enormously influential artist whose photographs capture the creative subcultures of downtown New York in the 1970s and 1980s.

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  • Peter Hujar: Fran Lebowitz at Home in Morristown, New Jersey, 1974; gelatin silver print; 13 1/2 × 13 1/2 in.; Peter Hujar Collection, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, purchased on the Charina Endowment Fund. © 1974 Peter Hujar Archive LLC, courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

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Past Events

  • Saturday, October 27, 1:30 PM

    Curator Joel Smith on Peter Hujar

    The exhibition curator speaks about Hujar’s compelling work and presents a screening of Peter Hujar: Immersion.

  • Sunday, July 29, 3 PM

    Curator’s Talk: Matthew Coleman on Peter Hujar

    In this exhibition walk-through, BAMPFA Assistant Curator Matthew Coleman explores Hujar’s distinctive and arresting photographic style and imagery.

  • Wednesday, July 11, 12 PM

    Curator’s Talk: Joel Smith on Peter Hujar

    The curator of Peter Hujar: Speed of Life shares insights into Hujar’s arresting vision of the downtown Manhattan underground of the 1970s and 1980s.