Carnegie Museum of Art Exhibition of Important Photographs Captures Life’s Intimate Moments

. February 10, 2013 . 0 Comments

Yours Truly: Privately Collected Photographs, on view at Carnegie Museum of Art through March 10, 2013, includes 46 new promised gifts from the collection of William T. Hillman.

Yours Truly: Privately Collected Photographs presents 80 vintage prints by some of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century, including such masters of the medium as Berenice Abbott, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Alfred Eisenstaedt,

Robert Frank, Helen Levitt, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand. Together, these remarkable works comprise a meditation on the nature of love in its many forms.

Forty-six of the photographs on display were recently promised as gifts to Carnegie Museum of Art by William T. Hillman, a collector, artist, and long-time friend of the museum. “Mr. Hillman’s photographs are simply top-notch,” said Lynn Zelevansky, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the museum. “They are by some of the most talented photographers of the twentieth century, and all are vintage prints. We are most grateful to Mr. Hillman for his promised gifts, and for his continued support of the Photography Department.” The promised gifts represent the work of 28 different artists, 17 of whom are new to the museum’s collection. Yours Truly is dedicated to Mr. Hillman’s parents, Elsie and Henry Hillman, who have long played an important role in Pittsburgh’s cultural and economic development. Mr. Hillman promised seven additional works to the museum in connection with the exhibition, Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz. When realized, these gifts will have a transforming effect on the museum’s collection.

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