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The Water Holds Me

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The Water Holds Me

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Friday, February 17
10:00 a.m. PT
Speaker: Suda House, Suda House, Professor of Art and Photography, Grossmont College
Virtual Event


“Radically re-seeing women’s empowerment is exactly what Suda House’s four decades-long photographic journey does as it harkens back to female archetypes including the planet on which we live. Humanity is umbilically tied to Mother Earth (Gaia), three quarters of which is water.”

—Gwenyth Mapes, Grossmont College


Suda House asserts, “As a woman, I stand in complete wonder and awe of life itself, and with a wide-eyed curiosity, I continue to photograph, to get beneath the surface, to discover what is under our skin, by laying bare the subliminal nature of the feminine, the carnal within us, the unearthing of our maternal fate and the venerable nature that is within all women.”

Join us as House surveys her 45-year career as a photographer, providing insight into her work, including its ties to water, and a preview of her upcoming exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA).


Save your spot for the online guest lecture by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.

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This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led virtual tours.

Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.


Featured: Suda House, Juno Lucia (detail), 1985. Courtesy of the artist.

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February 17, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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