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Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change

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Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change

Time: June 18, 2010 at 6pm to July 18, 2010 at 7pm
Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art
Street: 500 Seventeenth Street NW
City/Town: Washington, DC 20006
Website or Map: http://www.corcoran.org
Phone: Washington, USA: (202) 639-1700
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Corcoran chief curator and head of research Philip Brookman
Latest Activity: Jun 18, 2010

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Event Description

Best known for his groundbreaking studies of animal and human locomotion, 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge was also an innovative landscape artist and pioneer of documentary subjects. Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change is the first retrospective exhibition to examine all aspects of Muybridge’s art.

Structured in a series of thematic sections, the exhibition includes numerous vintage photographs, albums, stereographs, lantern slides, glass negatives and positives, camera equipment, patent models, Zoopraxiscope discs, proof prints, notes, books, and other ephemera. Over 300 objects created between 1858 and 1893 are brought together for the first time from numerous international collections. Muybridge’s only surviving Zoopraxiscope—an apparatus he designed in 1879 to project motion pictures—will also be on view.

Organized by Corcoran chief curator and head of research Philip Brookman, the exhibition will also travel to Tate Britain in London (see 'Events' section for info) from September 8, 2010 through January 16, 2011, and to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from February 26 through June 7, 2011.

A video tour by the exhibition curator can be found here.

A catalogue of the exhibition, with new essays by Brookman, Marta Braun, Andy Grundberg, Corey Keller, and Rebecca Solnit, will be published Steidl.

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