A bowl filled with lemons sitting on a table

Jacob Fopsen van Es, Still Life with Lemons, Oranges, and Pomegranates (detail), ca. 1660, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of the Drue Heinz Charitable Trust

The New Life of Still Life: Charlee Brodsky Artist Talk

CMOA Theater


Hear photographer Charlee Brodsky and curator Akemi May discuss the varied past and current fascination with what was once considered the lowly still life. May shares insights into the exhibition A Delight for the Senses: The Still Life and Brodsky discusses her most recent work, The Audacity of the Mundane, a series of still lifes that pay homage to artistic traditions of the past and feature objects from her personal life, which often squeak because they’re made of plastic.

This lecture is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Still Life Composition Workshop

Following the lecture, join Brodsky for a hands-on composition workshop that combines drawing and photography. Spots are limited, so register now!

About Charlee Brodsky:

Charlee Brodsky is a fine art documentary photographer and a professor of photography at Carnegie Mellon University. She describes her work as dealing with social issues and beauty. Her book, I Thought I Could Fly... Portraits of Anguish, Compulsion, and Despair, a collection of her photographs and personal narratives by people living with mental disorders, was published by Bellevue Literary Press in 2008. Among other projects, Brodsky photographed the former steel town of Homestead, Pennsylvania. In 2012, Brodsky was named Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.