Published: November 21, 2000
Photography from the Wadsworth Atheneum
HARTFORD, CONN. – In the hands of contemporary artists, the camera is more than unblinking captor and objective recorder of “truth.” ” Photography from the Collections” at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art through October 7, 2001, explores photography from the 1930s to the present day through a diverse selection of approximately 70 works.
Encompassing black and white and color prints, collages, silkscreens, photo-derived paintings, and videos, the exhibition is arranged according to five broad themes – the human figure, landscape and cityscape, domesticity and interiors, transformations, and pictures with words.
“” Features masterworks from the atheneum’s collection of contemporary art and loans from the collections of Janice and Mickey Cartin, Nancy Robinson Grover and Carol and Sol LeWitt. Artists include John Coplans, Andrea Fraser, Hans Haacke, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Robert Mapplethrope, Ana Mendieta, Donald Moffett, Cady Noland, Lorraine O’Grady, Robert Rauschenberg, Thomas Ruff, Jorg Sasse, Cindy Sherman, Doug and Mike Starn, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems, and James Welling.
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