Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 19 August 2016


August 19 – December 30, 2016  Judith and Adam Aronson Gallery

                                         Opening Reception Friday August 19th, 5-9 pm

Explorations in Reality: Photographs from the Permanent Collection brings together a selection of photographs from the permanent collection by Peter Bergheim, Felix Bonfils, Francis Frith, Frank Mason Good, Jean Pascal Sebah, Giacomo Brogi, Edward Curtis, Robert Doisneau. Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol, Bonnie Shiffmann, Phyllis Galembo, Lew Portnoy, and Robert von Sternberg among others, to examine relationships between reality and its photographic representations.

Photographs maintain an aura of absolute objectivity despite proof that photographers instilled their own artistic vision shortly after the invention of the camera. Democratization of photography made possible by technological advances, contributes to the increasing appeal of this medium, and a greater appreciation of its history.
Featuring more than one hundred eighty photographs, created between 1860’s and present, the exhibition offers explorations in reality while considering the complex relationship to it.

Reception parking is available at the Canisius lot located at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenue.  Regular hours are 11a.m. to 4p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, and 11a.m. to 8p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Boulevard.


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