War Stories I Never Heard explores the impact of discovering a loved one’s World War II military stories after his death, and the longing for a deeper personal connection with him after he is gone.

Through December 6, 2020

Our lives are much about time and how we fill it. Personal History examines the lives of my two sons, Ben and Sam—a span covering 30 years.

November 8, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Kate Anderson, Senior Art Consultant with Boston Art will share her experience as an art curator and consultant. 
with Kate Anderson

November 10, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
Mary Beth Meehan has spent the last decade making public art that reflects the communities she works in, beginning with her portfolio entitled “City of Champions,” which launched in her hometown of Brockton, Mass, in 2011, and was exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2013.

In this talk, she will show her public installation projects and
will discuss what she’s learned: about collaborating with communities, about the power of photography to jolt people

December 3, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

into considering one another, and about the process and problematics of trying to represent others.
At this very important moment, in which white photographers are being called upon to examine their practice of working in diverse communities, she hopes for this to be an evening of conversation with the Griffin community, rather than a one-way lecture.
Bug Out Bag: The Commodification of American Fear

Through December 6, 2020
One Week's Dead
Binh Danh

through December 6, 2020
Suzanne Opton

through December 6, 2020
Joe Wallace

The Griffin @ Lafayette City Center Passageway
Through January 25, 2021

November 6, 2020
through January 12, 2021

Virtual Reception/ Talk
November 17, 2020. 7 PM
Focus Awards 11.13.2020
Programming 11.14.2020
It’s a collector’s weekend! 
Starting on Friday Evening on November 13, 2020 at 7 PM, we celebrate the Griffin's 14th Focus Awards by honoring Boston photography gallerist
Robert Klein with the Lifetime Achievement Award and gallerist Arnika Dawkins of Atlanta, Georgia with the Rising Star Award.

Stan Trecker, Dean Emeritus of Lesley University will present the award to Robert Klein.

Deborah Willis, photographer, curator, author and educator will present the award to Arnika Dawkins.

After both of the award recipients accept their Focus Awards, Robert Klein will talk a little about the evolution of the photo market. He will give an overview of where the photo market was in 1978 when he first became involved up to the present day impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. After, we will open up opportunity for the audience to ask questions and have dialogue.
Saturday November 14th will be filled with virtual artist events.

Some examples are:

Contemporary photographers Jennifer McClure, Chehalis Deane Hegner, Raymond Thompson Jr and JP Terlizzi, featured in our auction, will discuss, in a facilitated conversation by photographer Caleb Cole, "what floats their boat" and "what keeps them up at night" in photography in the year 2020. The program takes place on November 14, 2020 at 1 PM EST. 

W.M. Hunt, the great champion of photography as a collector, curator and consultant, will talk about how to collect photography, what to collect in photography and what he collects and our auction. The program is at 3 PM on November 14, 2020.
Barbara Hitchcock, former Director of Cultural Affairs for the Polaroid Corporation and former curator of the Polaroid Collection will have a one-on-one discussion with Arno Rafael Minkkinen, who is featured in our auction. The program is at 7 PM on November 14, 2020.

Image below © Arno Rafael Minkkinen courtesy of the artist and Robert Klein Gallery
Image right © Rania Matar
courtesy of the artist and Robert Klein Gallery

image © Nicole Buchanan, courtesy of the artist and Gallery Kayafas

Drew Epstein will host a question and answer program called “Ask Me a Copyright Question.” Here’s your opportunity to get your gnawing copyright questions answered by a copyright expert.

Drew is the president of the Griffin Museum of Photography’s board of directors and a copyright attorney. He advises and represents many industry photographers. His program is on November 15, 2020 at 1 PM EST.

Over 70 prints spanning a wide spectrum of photographic genres will be available. Original photographs will be available from established photographic luminaries such as John Paul Caponigro, Barbara Crane, Elsa Dorfman, Jim Dow, Harold Feinstein, John Goodman, Cig Harvey, David Hilliard, Lou Jones, David Levinthal, Rania Matar, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Olivia Parker, Vaughn Sills, Joyce Tenneson, George Tice, Bradford Washburn, William Wegman, Ernest Withers and so many more.

Also available is a coveted and highly collectable complete set of “baseball” trading cards by Mike Mandel. A number of these cards are in major museum collections.

We are also pleased to introduce you to works from the next generation of creative artists, Nicole Buchanan, Susan Goldstein, Chehalis Deane Hegner, Keiko Hiromi, Marky Kauffmann, Jennifer McClure, Maggie Meiners, Aline Smithson, Tavon Taylor, JP Terlizzi, Raymond Thompson, Jr. and Sal Taylor Kydd among others.

Image below © JP Terlizzi
October 28 – January 6, 2021

October 28 – January 6, 2021

October 28 – January 6, 2021

Starry Starry Night, Self-Portrait, © Holly Worthington
A Members' Open Exhibition
December 8 – January 5, 2021

December 13, 2020 4 - 6 PM

Work must ARRIVE at the Griffin between November 22 to November 29, 2020.

We may charge for some of our virtual programs although a high amount of our programs are free. We have low yearly membership rates and low entry fee to our yearly juried show. We have distance memberships, photo educator discounts, senior discounts, 1 member-open exhibition a year (that we promise to bring you every year), free member reviews with the executive director 1 time a year and NARM reciprocal benefits for those who join at the Friend rate and above.

The Griffin Museum of Photography is proud to also participate in the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s EBT Card to Culture program, a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance. We offer free general admission to our exhibitions (does not include programming) with a valid EBT and/or WIC card for up to four additional family members with card holder.

The Griffin Museum of Photography is also a Blue Star Museum. As a Blue Star Museum in 2020, we provide free access to our institution for active-duty military, Reserve personnel, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members from May 18, 2020 through September 2, 2020.  Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance. Free entrance is for admission to our exhibitions only and does not include programming.

We also accept passes from all library passes belonging to the Minuteman Library Network.

With a valid New England Museum Association Institutional Card, we now welcome your admission to the Griffin Museum of Photography. We are also a member of the American Alliance of Museums.
We are opened. Appointments are necessary. No walk ins.