July 30, 2011–April 1, 2012

Modernist Photography


A new camera "vision"

"Modernist Photography 1910–1950" features approximately 40 American modernist photographs representing highlights from the Museum's own collection as well as The Lane Collection. Complementing the work displayed in several of the other Level 3 galleries in the new Art of the Americas Wing, this exhibition focuses on the concept that the camera was, in many respects, the ideal tool for modernist artists of the day and that this new camera “vision” resulted in some of the most truly groundbreaking work to have been produced in any medium.

Imogen Cunningham, Sunbath (Alta on the Beach) (detail), 1925-30. Photograph, gelatin silver print. Gift of David Bakalar. © 1920/2011 The Imogen Cunningham Trust. www.imogencunningham.com.

  • Robert and Jane Burke Gallery (Gallery 335)