Monday, August 24, 2009

Photography Exhibition: The Philadelphia Museum of Art - Skyscrapers: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs of the Early Twentieth Century

Looking North from an American Place, 1930, Alfred StieglitzThe Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Philadelphia, PA, has recently been more creative in developing their photographic exhibitions. Skyscrapers: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs of the Early Twentieth Century is an example of their new direction, where they are melding photography with art of other milieus.

This exhibition will run through November 1, 2009
Icons of modernity and testaments to human achievement, skyscrapers rose to towering heights in major cities across the United States during the early decades of the twentieth century. These technological feats of architecture and design furnished necessary solutions to the problems set by rapid urban growth while simultaneously providing exciting new material for artists. Skyscrapers offered the contemporary artist a way to document a city’s development, a pretext for experimenting with modernist aesthetics, and a subject on which to project personal or collective ideas and emotions.
Curators, John Vick, the Margaret R. Mainwaring Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and John Ittmann, Curator of Prints have done an extraordinary job in this exhibition which features photographs of Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand

If you’re in the Philadelphia area through November 1st, I strongly suggest you take in this terrific exhibition.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

1 comment:

Howard said...

I was just there. It's a great exhibition.

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