Master Photographers from the UMMA Collection, September 20, 2008 – January 3, 2009
In anticipation of UMMA’s reopening in early 2009, The Infinite Landscape: Master Photographers from the UMMA Collection presents some of the most compelling landscape images from the Museum’s own renowned collection.
“Since the dawn of photography, practitioners have used the medium as a tool to make sense of our surroundings and create meaning within the larger world”. From a selection of classic views by such artists as Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, and William Henry Fox Talbot to the contemporary sublime of Michael Kenna, these images reflect 19th- and 20th-century European and American artists responding to the natural environment. Among the other photographers included are Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, William Jackson, and Andre Kertesz. This exhibition will also showcase several new acquisitions on view for the first time.