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Exhibition: “Seeing America: Photographs from the Permanent Collection”

Art & Museum Exhibits

Sunday July 27, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday August 3, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday August 10, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This exhibition examines the rich fabric of people and places that constitute America as captured by notable photographers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chronologically spanning well over a century, the photographs on view graphically attest to the geographical diversity of the United States as well as to the remarkable range of inhabitants who call this land home. From Ellis Island immigrants, industrial workers, a “Kentucky Colonel,” and residents of Harlem to vistas of the Montana Territory, Pennsylvania” rivers and cities, and the Great Smoky Mountains, “Seeing America invites viewers to see a few of the citizens and sites captured on film by some of this country’s most important photographers.

Featured photographers include Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Edward S. Curtis, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, David Graham, Lewis Hine, William Henry Jackson, Consuelo Kanaga, Bart Michiels, Gordon Parks, Eliot Porter, Charles Sheeler, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Florence Vandamm, James Van Der Zee, Carleton Watkins, and Marion Post Wolcott.

The exhibition is being organized in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ presentation of “First Person: Seeing America,” which is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

Continuing through August 10, 2014.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and some holidays






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