Opening Day of Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective

Thu Nov 18 2021 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Seattle Art Museum | Seattle

Seattle Art Museum
Publisher/HostSeattle Art Museum
Opening Day of Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective
Join Seattle Art Museum for opening day of "Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective." This exhibition showcases the endless innovation and profound influence of this remarkable photographer who pushed the boundaries for both women and photography within fine art. Nearly 200 of Cunningham’s insightful portraits, elegant flower and plant studies, poignant street pictures, and groundbreaking nudes present a singular vision developed over seven decades of work. The first major retrospective in the United States of Imogen Cunningham’s work in 35 years, the exhibition examines on the artist’s Seattle upbringing and includes works by female artists such as Ruth Asawa and Martha Graham who Cunningham championed, as well as works by Group f/64 which she helped found with Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and others. Cunningham’s spark of creative possibility asserted photography as a distinct and valuable art form in the 20th century.
Image: "Martha Graham, Dancer," 1931, Imogen Cunningham, American, 1883–1976, gelatin silver print, 7 5/16 × 9 15/16 in., The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, 2016.173.18, © 2021 The Imogen Cunningham Trust

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, United States


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