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Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection

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Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection

Time: February 9, 2011 to June 19, 2011
Location: Torf Gallery, 184, Museum of Fine Arts
Street: 465 Huntington Avenue
City/Town: Boston, MA 02115-5597
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Phone: (617) 267-9300
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Latest Activity: Dec 19, 2010

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This exhibition is selected from the wide-ranging art holdings of Bank of America, one of the largest and most comprehensive corporate collections of photography in the world. The collection was significantly influenced by scholars Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, who in the late 1960s assembled a core group of photographs covering the entire history of the medium for The Exchange National Bank of Chicago, a legacy Bank of America institution.

Among the artists represented are Gustave Le Gray, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Lee Friedlander, Cindy Sherman, Tina Barney, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Struth, Vera Lutter, Vik Muniz, Richard Misrach, Stéphane Couturier, and Alec Soth.

“Conversations” features portraits, still lifes, landscapes, documentary images, and experimental abstractions by more than 100 different artists, grouped thematically to create visual “conversations.” Nineteenth-century works are compared with modern, European juxtaposed with American, close-ups paired with distant views, and staged subjects alongside documentary.


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