The three Photography curators from the Met will be giving an overview of the department and its history on March 11th at 6:00PM. Here’s the synopsis from the website:
“Although an independent Department of Photographs was established only in 1992, the Metropolitan has collected photography as art since 1928, when Alfred Stieglitz donated twenty-two of his own works, including portraits of his wife Georgia O’Keeffe. During the intervening decades, and especially since the mid-1980s, the photography collection has grown to encompass the full history of the medium, from its invention in the 1830s to the present day. Malcolm Daniel traces major steps in that expansion, including landmark acquisitions from the Stieglitz Collection in 1933 and the Gilman Collection in 2005; Jeff L. Rosenheim discusses the extraordinary archives of American photographers Walker Evans and Diane Arbus, acquired in 1994 and 2007; and Doug Eklund presents the department’s recent activities in the field of contemporary photography.”
Tickets are $23 and can be purchased here.
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