SYRACUSE, NY (March 1, 2016) – Acclaimed Columbia University photography professor Thomas Roma will lead a Gallery Walk of Helen Levitt: In The Street at the Everson Museum of Art on March 24 at 6.30pm. Through fascinating stories from decades of friendship with Helen Levitt, Roma will shed light on the street photographer and her inspirations. Levitt’s photographs capture fresh views of everyday life in the streets of New York City, New Hampshire and Mexico. Roma will dig deeper into Levitt’s inspiration and offer personal insights on her masterpieces. This event is free with Museum admission.

About Thomas Roma

A recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships, Thomas Roma has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York. He taught for more than 15 years at Yale University, Fordham University, Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts before arriving at Columbia University. His work is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal.


The Everson Museum of Art, whose roots extend to 1897, is internationally recognized for its extensive and significant collection of ceramics, its pioneering art video collection and its distinctive structural design by the noted architect I.M. Pei.

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The operation of the Everson Museum of Art is made possible with funding from the Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, the County of Onondaga administered by CNY Arts, The Trust for Cultural Resources of Onondaga County, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the Everson Board of Trustees and Everson Members’ Council.