A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
The Audrey Jones Beck Building
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.
April 27–September 11, 2016
The fifth rotation of A History of Photography includes photographs by Richard Misrach, Tina Modotti, Alphonse Mucha, Nadar, Larry Sultan, Carrie Mae Weems, and Edward Weston. Also on view is a selection of 14 photographs by Nathan Lerner, celebrating a recent gift to the Museum by Kiyoko Lerner. The sixth installation opens September 20.