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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: February 26, 2011 to June 7, 2011
Location: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Street: 151 Third Street
City/Town: San Francisco, CA 94103
Website or Map: http://www.sfmoma.org/
Phone: 415.357.4000
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2011

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Event Description

Similar to the Tate Britain exhibition which ended on 16/1/11.

Best known for his revolutionary studies of human and animal locomotion, Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) was also an accomplished landscape photographer, a pioneering documentarian, and a restlessly inventive entrepreneur. This retrospective is the first to examine the full scope of Muybridge's vision and his pivotal role in the creative transformation of 19th-century culture. The British-born Muybridge began his artistic career in the 1860s in California, then as now a fertile ground for innovation. He captured images of the Western frontier and the rapid growth of San Francisco, the building of the railroads, the Modoc War, and the development of Central America, and he created some of the first motion pictures. Bringing together hundreds of photographs and other objects made between 1858 and 1893, the exhibition offers a panoramic view of Muybridge's work within the landscape of his times.

 

Photo:  Eadweard Muybridge, Leland Stanford, Jr. on His Pony "Gypsy" — Phases of a Stride by a Pony While Cantering, 1879; collodion positive on glass; Wilson Centre for Photography

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