Leonard Nimoy speaks on Thursday, September 15, 6:30-8:00pm at the Annenberg Space for Photography.
Goddess: An Exploration of the Divine and the Secular Forms of Beauty
Online registration for this event begins Wednesday, September 7 at 12pm PT and Thursday, September 8 at 9:30am PT.
Leonard Nimoy studied photography at UCLA under Robert Heineken in the early 1970s and produced a body of work that was published in two volumes of poetry. In 2001, his artist in residence appointment at the American Academy in Rome resulted in a series of provocative images inspired by the Antonio Canova sculpture of Countess Paulina Bonaparte Borghese, whose semi-nude posture created such a royal scandal in the 1800’s that the Count had it locked away.
Nimoy’s first photographic monograph, “Shekhina,” published in 2002, explored feminine power using models of the “classic” body type. In “Maximum Beauty,” his June 2005 exhibition in New York City, focused on our culture’s perception of beauty. “Maximum Beauty” examined female power of an altogether different variety – joyful images of large bodied women. These photographs revealed proud, self-confident ladies who were comfortable in their own skin and challenged society’s rigid definition of beauty. A collection of these images was published in book form and titled, “The Full Body Project.”
The Annenberg Space for Photography
Century Park, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Leonard Nimoy appears with Zachary Quinto at the Hammer Museum on Tuesday September 13th from 7:00-9:00 pm!
Actor turned photographer/folk anthropologist Leonard Nimoy discusses his photographic project, Secret Selves. Inspired by the Greek mythological idea that ever since Zeus split humans in two each person has been searching for his or her other half to feel complete, Nimoy asked subjects to reveal their hidden halves in front of his camera. The result is a collection of more than 100 portraits and interviews that explore humanity’s alternate self. Nimoy will discuss what was revealed about his own secret self while capturing others’.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Zachary Quinto signs on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 6:00-7:30PM.
Midtown Comics in New York City will present Zachary Quinto (“Heroes,” “Star Trek”) signing LUCID Vol. 1 HC from ARCHAIA Entertainment at Midtown Comics Downtown. Purchase of the LUCID Vol.1 is required to attend. Limit two signatures per customer. LUCID will be available exclusively to Midtown Comics one week prior to its national release, for the purpose of this event.
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Leonard Nimoy speaks on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM.
Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Admission: BU Community – Limited Free Seating with BU ID, call the Tsai Box Office for tickets 617-353-8725. General Public – Tickets $25, call 617-353-3697 to reserve your seat. Please leave your contact information.
Leonard Nimoy, a native Bostonian, began his career with small roles in obscure films and serials in the early 50’s. In 1952, he had his first film lead, in Kid Monk Baroni. After a two year stint in the Army, Nimoy returned to feature films, television and theater. During the late 50’s and early 60’s, Nimoy appeared in many well known TV shows of the period, including Wagon Train, Man from U.N.C.L.E., Rawhide, Perry Mason, and Combat. However, it was Nimoy’s portrayal of the character Mr. Spock in the science fiction series Star Trek that earned him iconic status as well as three Emmy nominations. Nimoy also became a successful movie director, responsible for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Nimoy’s additional directorial credits include The Good Mother, starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson, the blockbuster hit Three Men and a Baby, Funny About Love and Holy Matrimony.
On stage, Nimoy starred in Camelot, The Man in the Glass Booth, Twelfth Night, Oliver, and a record-setting tour in Fiddler on the Roof. Nimoy toured thirty five cities in Vincent, a one-man play he also produced and directed. Vincent was filmed at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and broadcasted on the A & E Network. The play was based on letters written by Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo. The video has been installed in the education department of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Another hit was in the title role of Sherlock Holmes in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s National Tour. On Broadway, Nimoy has starred in Equus and Full Circle.
Nimoy has long been interested in photography, and studied at UCLA with Robert Heineken in the early 1970s. Nimoy’s black and white art photography is represented in several galleries nationwide and is installed in numerous museums and private collections in the US and abroad. His photographic essay on the subject of the feminine presence of God is in publication under the title Shekhina. His second photography publication is titled The Full Body Project and is a commentary on the subject of female body image in American culture.
Aside from his numerous credits as an actor and director, Nimoy is also a successful recording artist and author, having published two well received autobiographies and several volumes of poetry, two of which also feature his photographs. Nimoy has a Masters Degree in Education, an Honorary Master of Fine Arts and four Honorary Doctorates.
For more information, please call 617-353-3696 or visit http://www.bu.edu/archives.
Join us for an intimate evening of insight into one of film and television’s greatest icons. Called ‘the conscience of Star Trek,’ by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry—the award-winning actor, director, poet and photographer Leonard Nimoy shares his portrayal of the rational and emotionally suppressed Vulcan as part of a remarkable and diverse career that’s left an indelible imprint on American culture!
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815
Leonard Nimoy presents a retrospective of his photographic work at R. Michelson Galleries with an opening reception and book signing on Thursday, July 29 from 6-8 pm.
In November 2008, Leonard Nimoy was at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts, to begin his latest photographic journey: Secret Selves. He gathered over one hundred subjects from all walks of life and asked them the question, “Who do you think you are?”
Each subject was recorded as Mr. Nimoy interviewed them and created a photographic portrait of their “alternate identity”. As Mr. Nimoy wrote: “I am hoping to be surprised and delighted by what shows up in front of me. Anything from full costume to nudity–I would encourage all of it.” From the popular rock star and superman to the more unexpected dog lover and Pan, these secret identities offer an intimate, sometimes humorous, and often profound new look at the inner yearnings and fantasies that we all share.
$39.00 / $75.00 signed
**Only items purchased at the Gallery will be signed by Mr. Nimoy**
An 80 page catalog has been published in conjunction with the exhibition “Secret Selves” and includes a foreword by Joseph Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA; an introduction by Leonard Nimoy; a behind-the-scenes description of the project by Richard Michelson, and an essay by John Stomberg, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Williams College Museum of Art. The publication will be fully illustrated with full page plates of the twenty five photographs featured in the exhibition as well as over sixty additional images from the series. Click here to order the catalog.
R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060