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Picturing Modernity

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Picturing Modernity

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
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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

Organized in conjunction with Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change, this installation of the SFMOMA collection and Sack Photographic Trust examines the American West through the lens of 19th-century photography.

Highlights include mammoth-plate photographs of Yosemite Valley by Carleton Watkins, pictures of Yellowstone by Frank Jay Haynes, William Henry Jackson’s panoramic Pike's Peak from the Garden of the Gods, and early stereoviews of San Francisco.


Photo:  Taber Studio, Alley in Chinatown, 1880s; albumen print; Collection of the Sack Photographic Trust

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