October 17 - November 14

Alexandra Broches: Letters and Pictures from a Box


Reception: October 17th, 6-8pm

Artist Talk: Thursday, November 5th, 7pm

While closing her family home after her father died, Broches found a box containing more letters, photographs and documents than she had previously seen. Her father rarely spoke about the loss of his family and what had happened to this Dutch Jewish family during World War II. So began a project that continues today to construct the family narrative and reflect on the process undertaken to understand who she is and where she came from. The mysteries and memories within the box constitute the foundation of the photographs and personal reflections in this exhibition.


Alexandra Broches is a fine art photographer. She lives and maintains her studio in Wakefield, Rhode Island and has been a member of Hera Gallery since 1975. In addition to exhibiting at Hera, she has exhibited her work in New England and nationally. Most recently her work was shown in the three-person show Site Specific at the Chazan Gallery in Providence, 19@25 and the Newport Annual Juried Member's Exhibitions at the Newport Art Museum as well as a one-person exhibition at Hera in April 2013.

She has curated several exhibitions including, Hera’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Memory, Identity and Place, Sites of Memory and Honor, and Hera Gallery: The First Thirty Years.

Broches has an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College, an MA in Art History from Hunter College and a BA from Bennington College. She was a resident fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2008 and 2005. She has taught at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, and the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI.