Diane Arbus: 10 Years Discussion with Dr. Mary Zaborskis

Museum visitors and members are invited to join this discussion with Dr. Mary Zaborskis, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies at Penn State Harrisburg. She will discuss the work on view in Diane Arbus: 10 Years, as well as the importance of Arbus’ photographs in the time of their creation, and their relevance today. The event will conclude with a question and answer session.

A reception with light refreshments will precede the discussion.  Join us for the reception 5:30 – 6:00 pm and the discussion with Dr. Mary Zaborskis beginning at 6:00 pm.

This event is free with standard Museum admission, but RSVP is required. Please reserve your ticket below. 

Mary Zaborskis is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies at Penn State Harrisburg. She earned her Ph.D. in English with a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Mary works at the intersections of queer, critical race, and childhood studies in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature and culture. Her book, Queer Childhoods: Institutional Futures of Indigeneity, Race, and Disability (NYU Press, 2024), explores how children’s bodies and sexualities were managed in boarding schools for marginalized children in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is a series editor at Public Books and serves on the steering committee of the LGBT Center of Central PA’s History Project.


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Event Details

Date: Friday, January 12, 2024


5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Discussion

Photo Credit: So Fletch Photography