from the Press Office, MoMA:
MoMA PRESENTS REINSTALLATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERIES WITH A FOCUS ON MULTIPLE IMAGES
The Edward Steichen Photography Galleries, third floor
The Museum of Modern Art
August 8, 2007–March 3, 2008
NEW YORK, August 8, 2007— The Museum of Modern Art presents a new installation of photography from the Museum’s collection that brings together groupings of closely related pictures. Since the medium’s inception, photographers have explored its ease in producing multiple images to create sequences, consider various aspects of a single object, and accumulate pictures that together define a larger subject. The installation includes groups of photographs by Eadweard J. Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, August Sander, Harry Callahan, Diane Arbus, Thomas Struth, and Roni Horn, among others.
The Edward Steichen Photography Galleries are devoted to a rotating selection of outstanding photographs from the Museum’s collection. Each new display is organized differently, but all aim to suggest the vitality and richness of photography’s creative traditions.
Organized by Eva Respini, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.
This installation is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
A reminder not to miss three great photography shows also on view at MoMA now:
Barry Frydlender: Place and Time (through September 3rd; note related lectures August 9th and 15th on this link)
Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922-1932, Photographs by Richard Pare (through October 29)
Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verberg (through November 5th; note related lectures September 24th & 27th, and October 22nd on this link)
About the MoMA photography collection, from the website:
“The Museum began to collect photographs in 1930 and established the department in 1940; its holdings of more than 25,000 works dating from approximately 1840 to the present constitute one of the most important collections of photography in the world. As diverse as photography itself, the collection includes work not only by artists, but also by journalists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and amateurs.”
To view prior exhibitions at MoMA, visit this “Collections” link on the museum’s website, as well as this link to view Recent Acquisitions in the photography department.