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Y. to host 'Black & White' Party

Waiter, Round Hill, Jamaica, 1989 (black and white gelatin silver print) by Rodney Smith.
Waiter, Round Hill, Jamaica, 1989 (black and white gelatin silver print) by Rodney Smith.

PROVO — The Brigham Young University Museum of Art will host a "Black & White" party to celebrate its new exhibition, "Adam's Dream: The photographs of Rodney Smith," and the virtues of black and white photography with refreshments, music and entertainment keyed to the black and white theme.

Many of the models in Smith's photographs wear distinctive hats that range in style from bowlers to butterflies. In honor of these fantastic hats, the museum will hold a hat contest during the Black & White party. Prizes will be awarded for the most beautiful, most original and funniest hats.

"Adam's Dream: The Photographs of Rodney Smith" explores the serene and the surreal through photographs created throughout Smith's career for clients including American Express, Sakes Fifth Avenue, and the New York Times Magazine. A master of black and white photography, Smith remains committed to the beauty of traditional methods of gelatin silver printing, an art form that is being set aside in the age of the digital darkroom.

The exhibition will be on view at the museum through Jan. 16, 2006.

If you go

What: "Black & White Party"

Where: Brigham Young University Museum of Art, North Campus Drive, Provo

When: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 8

How much: free

Phone: 422-8287