The Boca Raton Museum of Art has announced the debut of an ambitious reinstallation of several permanent collection galleries on its second-floor. The newly hung galleries present more than 150 photographs from the Museum’s extensive photography collection. The exhibition, CAMERA WORK: Photography from the Permanent Collection, takes its name from the pioneering magazine Camera Work, published by visionary photographer and galleryist Alfred Stieglitz from 1903 to 1917. The magazine championed the idea that photography was indeed art.
The Museum’s new photography installation will include several early photographs in the collection by modernist pioneers which were published in Camera Work. As with Stieglitz’s Camera Work a century ago, a deliberate effort has been made in this exhibition to mix familiar and lesser-known photographers, styles of work, and a variety of processes in order to explore ideas about the influence of photographic culture during the last century. Read the rest of this entry »