“Picturing America 1930-1960 “
Photographs from the Baltimore Museum of Art
July 31-October 3, 2009
The Academy Art Museum presents a major exhibition of 42 rarely shown vintage prints by some of the world’s best known 20th century photographers.
The exhibition features iconic works by American photographers such as Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke- White, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Edward Weston and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Organized thematically, these works showcase an impressive range and depth while illuminating some of the most important achievements in the history of the medium.
On July 5, the Academy Art Museum will also present “American Photographs from the 1950’s to Until Now: The Collection in Focus”. This intimate exhibition provides an opportunity for visitors to see additional works of photography from the permanent collection of the Academy Art Museum. Ranging from the earlier gelatin silver prints of Aaron Siskind nd Imogen Cunningham to the later ink jet and iris prints of George Holzer and Amy Lamb, visitors can explore the changes that photography has undertaken over recent decades.
“Artists from the New Deal”
June 12 – July 18, 2009
The Academy Art Museum’s permanent collection has a number of works by artists who were among the beneficiaries of a stimulus package created more than 75 years ago. After the stock market crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression, thousands of artists were able to receive government commissions through the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Federal Art Project (FAP) that focused on contemporary American life, many for civic buildings. Highlights include works by Thomas Hart Benton, Raphael Soyer, George Schreiber, Russell Limbach and a recent acquisition by Robert Riggs.
“Bennard Perlman: A Painting Survey, 1946-2008”
July 31 – October 3, 2009
Perlman has had solo exhibitions at many distinguished museums and galleries including the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Through the inclusion of 12 paintings, spanning more than 60 years, viewers can enjoy the evolution of his style through depictions of still-lifes, harbor scenes and landscapes.
The Academy Art Museum
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Easton, MD 21601