Wells’ collection spans decades

Eliot Porter (United States, 1901-1990), Sunflower and Sand Dune, Colorado, 1959, dye imbibition print, 16 x 11 3/4 inches. Portland Museum of Art, Maine. © Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.)

Eliot Porter (United States, 1901-1990), Sunflower and Sand Dune, Colorado, 1959, dye imbibition print, 16 x 11 3/4 inches. Portland Museum of Art, Maine. © Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.)

ME: Portland

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art.

WHEN: Goes on view Saturday, December 21, 2013 through February 23, 2014.

TITLE: American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells

BRIEF ABOUT: A body of work that documents more than eight decades from the early 1900s to the 1990s of American innovation in photography, from monumental landscapes to intimate portraits and domestic scenes of daily life, the Wells collection creates a visual survey of 20th-century photographic practices.

     The exhibition will feature more than 40 photographs by artists as varied as Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Paul Strand, Eliot Porter, and William Wegman, in an array of thematic, stylistic, and technical trends in American camerawork.

     In addition, American Vision will also explore many facets of 20th-century American life with the iconic black and white image of “Sierra Madre” (1935) by Margaret Bourke-White and meticulously printed color works by Paul Caponigro.

     Through the lenses of great photographers such as Berenice Abbott and Robert Mapplethorpe, the exhibition will take the visitor from rural scenes of small-town New England to the gritty streets of New York City to the magnificent expanses of American wilderness. The result is a voyage through both the history of photography and the American tradition.

MORE DETAILS: Call 207.775.6148 or www.portlandmuseum.org.




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