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Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage, 1907, photogravure, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Target Collection of American Photography, gift of Target Stores. © 2013 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Manfred Heiting’s Passion for Photography

Friday, Jun 21, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Beck Building, Lower Level
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Speaker: Anne Wilkes Tucker, The Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, MFAH

Manfred Heiting began his professional life as a designer, a skill notably employed in his exhibition and book design for the 2011 MFAH presentation Helmut Newton: White Women. Sleepless Nights. Big Nudes. Initially, Heiting’s work on a marketing campaign for the Polaroid Corporation’s SX-70 camera brought him in contact with not only the major 20th-century photographers, but also new talent. In 1978, he began to collect their work. Over the next 25 years, his collection grew to more than 4,000 images, with a range from one of photography's inventors, William Henry Fox Talbot; to Polaroids by Helmut Newton; to radical experimental and conceptually diverse contemporary photographers.

During this illustrated lecture, Anne Wilkes Tucker considers the photographs in Heiting’s collection acquired by the MFAH in 2002 and 2004, adding both depth and breadth to the Museum's photography holdings. A reception follows.

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$5 MFAH Members
$8 Nonmembers + Museum admission

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Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Michael C. Linn in memory of his mother Patricia G. Linn; the National Museum of Korea; Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; The Hamill Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Boeing Company; An Anonymous Donor; Mr. William J. Hill; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.