Monday, February 22, 2010

Photography Exhibition: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - The View from Here

The View from HereThe San Francisco Museum of Modern Art often has interesting and sometimes quirky photographic exhibitions in the world. This exhibition, The View from Here, shows of some of the Museum’s best California photographs from its permanent collection.

This exhibition will run through June 27th

Just as photography has been instrumental in shaping California's popular image, the state — and San Francisco, in particular — has played a key role in the history of photography as an art form. Reflecting this unusually symbiotic relationship, SFMOMA was one of the first museums in the country to treat photography as an equal to painting and sculpture. In celebration of the museum's 75 years of engagement with the medium, this exhibition explores the variety and vitality of California's photographic tradition from the 1840s to the present.

Drawn from the SFMOMA collection, it includes Gold Rush-era daguerreotypes and early panoramas of San Francisco, pictures by members of the influential Group f.64, street and documentary photographs, conceptual work from the 1970s, and contemporary photographs. Artists include Ansel Adams, Lewis Baltz, Dorothea Lange, Ed Ruscha, Larry Sultan, Carleton Watkins, Carrie Mae Weems, and many others.

If you’re in the San Francisco, California area before this exhibition leaves, don’t miss it.

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:

David said...

I just left this exhibit Ned. I'm in SF at a convention and had free time. It's a terrific exhibit. Thanks for cluing me into it.

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