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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Robert Jacobs, Hiroshima City University

October 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Robert (Bo) Jacobs is a nuclear historian at Hiroshima City University. This lecture is part of the John and June Allcott Gallery exhibition, “Nuclear Visions: The Atomic Photographers Guild.”

The Atomic Photographers Guild (APG) is an international collective of artists dedicated to making visible all facets of the nuclear age. APG was created in 1987 by Robert Del Tredici, with founding members Carole Gallagher, Kenji Higuchi and Harris Fogel. APG documents the history, impact and ongoing legacy of the atomic age – emphasizing nuclear weapons mass-production, atomic testing and proliferation, nuclear power, reactor accidents, attempts at radioactive waste-management, irradiated landscapes, radiation-affected populations and making the invisible (radiation, loss, death, contamination, exposure) visible.

A reception will follow the lecture with a pop-up Sloane Art Library table of nuclear-related books.

An endowment established in 1983 through the generosity of Nancy and Robin Hanes supports the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Series. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our MFA. students.  The Hanes Visiting Artist series greatly enriches both our academic programs and our outreach to the wider community. All lectures are free and open to the public.


October 29, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Hanes Art Center, Room 121
115 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
(919) 962.2015


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