Archive for January 18, 2009

Annenberg Space for Photography to open in Los Angeles this spring

Over the past year I’ve been hearing a lot about the new photography center that is coming to LA, and found this article that will be of interest to all of you, LA-based or not.  The commitment of the Annenberg Foundation to photography is outstanding; the Foundation was instrumental in bringing the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection to LACMA, the largest gift of photographs in the museum’s history (selections from the Vernon Collection on view through February 1, not to be missed).   I met Patricia Lanza, Talent and Content Manager at last spring’s Palm Springs Photo Festival, and with Pat guiding programming with guest curators (Anne Wilkes Tucker is serving as Special Advisor for the inaugural exhibition) it is going to be an exciting new venue for all to enjoy.  I look forward to posting notices of activities at launch and beyond.

Read this article from www.artdaily.org on the Annenberg Space, as well as the website for the Space, here.

Here too is an earlier related article from www.artinfo.com as well as one from the LA Times.

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Review of Michael Fried’s new book “Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before” in the Guardian

Laurie Lambrecht sent me this link to a review in the Guardian of modernist Michael Fried’s new title Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before (Yale University Press).

Mark your calendars:  He will be discussing this his newest title at LACMA soon:

Lecture & Book Signing-Michael Fried
Thursday, February 19 | 7:00 pm
Michael Fried, J. R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and the History of Art at Johns Hopkins University, has been writing about the development of modernism for over thirty years. In this lecture he will discuss his long-anticipated book, Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before, published in January by Yale University Press. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Free, no reservations
This program is supported in part by LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Photography Department.


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