Published: January 6, 2015
RICHMOND, VA. — From January 29 through April 3, the University of Richmond Museums will show the exhibition “Garry Winogrand, Family Intimacies: Photographs from the Adrienne Judith Lubeau-Winogrand Collection” in the Joel And Lila Harnett Museum of Art.
Garry Winogrand (American, 1928–1984), was a renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s. Curator and critic John Szarkowski called Winogrand the central photographer of his generation, and he is widely considered one of the greatest photographers of the Twentieth Century.
This exhibition, however, includes 36 personal, never previously exhibited, family photographs from the collection of his first wife, Adrienne Judith Lubeau-Winogrand. The images show intimate moments between the photographer and his family — Adrienne, their daughter Laurie and son Ethan — and express a side of the artist rarely seen in his work.
Winogrand grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., and studied painting at City College of New York, and painting and photography at Columbia University. By 1955, two of his photographs appeared in an exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In the early 1960s he began photographing on the streets of New York and branching out by traveling through America exploring and documenting media events and the public after being awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships in 1964 and again in 1969. His career spanned 30 years producing thousands of images, five books and numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad.
Highlights of “Garry Winogrand, Family Intimacies” include photographs of Adrienne as a new mother, family excursions, birthdays, quiet moments between parents and candid shots of the children. Winogrand captures his private life and seizes upon an essential quality of intimacy with the same intensity and creativity as his public pictures.
Organized by the University of Richmond Museums and co-curated by Joe Troncale, associate professor of Russian literature and visual studies, University of Richmond, and Richard Waller, executive director, University Museums.
On Wednesday, January 28, there will be a lecture in the Camp Concert Hall at the Modlin Center for the Arts from 6 to 7 pm, titled “Garry Winogrand: The Legend” by Adrienne Judith Lubeau-Winogrand. From 7 to 8, there will be a reception and preview of the exhibition, “Garry Winogrand, Family Intimacies: Photographs from the Adrienne Judith Lubeau-Winogrand Collection.”
The Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts, is at 28 Westhampton Way.
For additional information, www.museums.richmond.edu or 804-289-8276.
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