A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection is a series of installations that trace the course of photography from its invention to the present day, showcasing important new acquisitions and treasured masterpieces.
Every few months, a new selection of photographs, drawn from the rich collection that the Museum has built over the past half century, presents the medium’s history in a slightly different light. In this way, an increasingly complex picture of photographic history emerges for those who move slowly, look closely, and return for more.
- January 14–May 9, 2017
The seventh rotation features images by Julia Margaret Cameron, Robert Covington, Lotte Jacobi, Kawada Kikuji, Vik Muniz, Irving Penn, and Henri-Victor Regnault, among others. This installation also includes a selection of photographs by Ilse Bing. The eighth rotation opens in early May.