Current Exhibitions

Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray
October 3, 2014–January 11, 2015
Fifth Third Gallery
All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.
This exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

Man Ray, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936, photograph. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochbert

Man Ray, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936, photograph. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochbert

Some of the greatest names in photographic history appear in
Paris Night & Day. This exhibition features vintage prints by French nationals and international photographers who worked in Paris, including Eugène Atget, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Brassaï, Ilse Bing, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt, André Kertész, and Man Ray. The exhibit comprises works ranging from the lingering realist perspective of the late 19th century, through modernist experiments in the early 20th, to the startling world of Surrealist photography in the 1930s. Lovers of photography will delight in the many iconic images to be seen.

 

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Black, White, and Iconic: Photographs from Local Collections
October 17, 2014–January 11, 2015
Sinton Gallery

Lewis Hine, Power House Mechanic Working on Steam Pump (detail), 1920, gelatin silver print. Collection of Cal Kowal

Lewis Hine, Power House Mechanic Working on Steam Pump (detail), 1920, gelatin silver print. Collection of Cal Kowal

Portraits were among the most popular subjects in early photography. As the medium developed, photographers began exploring the human figure in more creative ways. Near the beginning of the 19th century, the Pictorialists created photographs that resembled paintings in an effort to gain acceptance as fine artists. Later, modernist photographers embraced the inherent qualities of photography and used the figure as a design element in their innovative compositions. Drawn from local private collections, ten works sample portrait and figure photography between 1900 and 1940. The exhibition features iconic works by beloved photographers including Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, and Ansel Adams.

 

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Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment

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