Masters of American Photography

This promises to be an amazing exhibit. Not to be missed!

WHAT: Masters of American Photography
WHEN: July 11 – October 25, 2015
WHERE: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown MD

Opening Weekend Program: “Modern American Photography” lecture by Robert Hein, Professor of Art, Frostburg State University: Sunday, September 13 at 2:30 pm
Closing Weekend Program: Gallery Talk by John Graydon Smith, Director of the Reading Public Museum: Sunday, October 25, at 2:30 pm

HAGERSTOWN, MD – The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to present Masters of American Photography, an exhibition of exceptional photographs on loan from the collection of the Reading Public Museum in Reading, PA. This extraordinary exhibition represents 100 years of the history of photography from the 1880s through the 1980s, with a particular emphasis on the first decades of the twentieth century. The exhibition includes iconic images by some of the most important artists in the history of the medium including Eadweard Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Berenice Abbott, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke-White, and Paul Strand.

Themes such as portraiture, landscape, still life, and cultural history dramatically illustrate America during this period. Many of the featured works are vintage prints, made by the photographers themselves very close to the time the negative was created. Some are later prints, made by the photographers or their assistants at a later time.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Robert Hein, Professor of Art at Frostburg State University, will present an illustrated lecture, “Modern American Photography” on Sunday, September 13, 2:30 pm, at the museum. On the closing day of the exhibition, October 25, John Graydon Smith, Director of the Reading Public Museum, will speak at 2:30 pm in the exhibition gallery.

The exhibition has been organized by the Reading Public Museum, and guest-curated by Rachael Arauz, Ph.D.

~ by Rsmith on June 29, 2015.

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