All posts tagged “National Gallery of Art

By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs at National Gallery of Art, Washington, July 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020

“The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. From the moment photography was introduced in 1839, photographers dreamt about harnessing the potential of photography together with the telescope. While astronomers had earlier mapped many of the… Read More

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 at National Gallery of Art, through February 18, 2019

“Within just a decade, Gordon Parks (1912–2006) grew from a self-taught portrait photographer and photojournalist in Saint Paul and Chicago to a visionary professional working in New York for Ebony and Glamour, before becoming the first African American photographer at Life magazine in 1949. For the first time… Read More

Sense of Humor: Caricature, Satire, and the Comical from Leonardo to the Present at National Gallery of Art, July 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019

“Prints and drawings have consistently served as popular media for humor in art. Prints, which can be widely replicated and distributed, are ideal for institutional mockery and social criticism, while drawings, unmediated and private, allow for free rein of the imagination. Sense of Humor will… Read More

East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography at New Orleans Museum of Art, October 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018

“Pictures of the American West have dominated the canon of 19th-century American landscape photography. Although many photographers worked in the eastern half of the United States, their pictures, with the exception of Civil War images, have seldom been exhibited. In association with NOMA, this landmark exhibition,… Read More