Julia Margaret Cameron, I Wait
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Opening Lecture: “Arresting Beauty: Julia Margaret Cameron”

May 2, 6:15 pm7:15 pm


Open to all Members

Members enjoy early access to Arresting Beauty: Julia Margaret Cameron and are invited to an opening lecture, presented by Marta Weiss, Curator of Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The V&A, which organized the exhibition, has the largest collection of works by Cameron.

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About the Speaker

Marta WeissDr. Marta Weiss has worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London since 2007, as Curator and Senior Curator of Photography. As Lead Curator of the V&A Photography Centre, completed in 2023, she oversaw the creation of the UK’s largest space for a photography collection. Originally from New York, she studied history of art, with a specialization in photography, at Harvard (BA) and Princeton (MA, PhD) and spent two years as a curatorial fellow in the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Marta’s numerous V&A exhibitions include The Camera Exposed (2016); Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s (2015); Light from the Middle East: New Photography (2012); and Julia Margaret Cameron (2015), which toured to five international venues. Her books include Julia Margaret Cameron: Photographs to electrify you with delight and startle the world (2015); Autofocus: The Car in Photography (2019); Making It Up: Photographic Fictions (2018); and, with Lisa Springer, Julia Margaret Cameron: Arresting Beauty (2023).


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The Milwaukee Art Museum is grateful to our exhibition sponsors.


Image: Julia Margaret Cameron, I Wait (detail), 1872, albumen print © The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund. Museum no. RPS.1297-2017

Location: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202