Why Private Philanthropy is Important in Supporting the Arts and Humanities: A Conversation (Reception to follow)
Thursday, October 5, 3:30-4:30; Reception 4:30-5:15
ZSR Library Room 625, Special Collections & Archives

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation between Jennifer Finkel, Acquavella Curator of Wake Forest’s Art Collections, and SCA donor/documentary photographer Houck Medford concerning the role of philanthropy in supporting the arts and humanities.

4:30-5:15: Reception, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625) featuring More Than Meets the Eye: Alternative Photographic Processes Featuring photographs from the Houck Medford Collection and the WFU Art Department Print Collection, curated by Tsing Liu (‘23)

Dr. Jennifer Finkel is the Acquavella Curator of Wake Forest University’s Art Collections. Finkel studied art history at Georgetown University and received her doctorate in Renaissance art at Case Western Reserve University.

Houck Medford is a native of Waynesville, NC, a third-generation dentist, documentary artist, and bookmaker. He attended Wake Forest University and was the first faculty member of the new Department of Dentistry at the Wake Forest University Medical Center in 1979. In 1997, he created the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and left the organization in 2010 as CEO Emeritus and Founder. Dr. Medford is a graduate of Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies.

The Houck Medford collection, containing documentary photographs and hand-crafted artists’ books, is available in Special Collections & Archives at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.