Matthew Christopher: Abandoned America

Calendar of Events

Aug 29 to Oct 16
Matthew Christopher: Abandoned America
8:30am to 5:00pm
Matthew Christopher: Abandoned America

Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center

Matthew Christopher’s journey to document abandoned sites began a decade ago while researching the decline of the state hospital system. Realizing that words alone could not adequately convey the harsh realities of institutional care, Christopher embarked on a journey to visit and photograph the crumbling state schools and asylums in our midst. Ten years later, Christopher’s focus has broadened to include the ruins of American infrastructure, as realized in his best-selling book Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences. His work has gained international recognition, and he is considered an expert on urban blight and the efforts to preserve America’s endangered architectural history. 

Christopher will give a presentation, followed by a reception and book signing, on Friday, September 30 at 6:00 pm in Hanes Auditorium of the Elberson Fine Arts Center.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm  |  Saturday and Sunday, 1:00–5:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Design and by the Office of Cultural Events