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Seaport Museum Presents Alfred Stieglitz New York Photographs Exhibition

Alfred Stieglitz New York at the Seaport Museum features 39 vintage photographs borrowed from major art museums and private collections throughout the United States. Exhibition open through January 10 2010.

It is the first time that Stieglitz’s New York images have been assembled since 1932, when the legendary photographer showed them at his own midtown gallery An American Place. The exhibition compares Stieglitz’s unique vision of his city with the fine art and popular imagery of New York that developed during his lifetime, from the Gilded Age of the 1890s to the Depression era of the 1930s.

The exhibition, only on view at Seaport Museum New York, will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Skira Rizzoli.

Alfred Stieglitz New York was made possible with the support of: The Estate of Frances Y. Gadd | American Express | The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation | Robert Sterling Clark Foundation | New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | Sciame Construction | History Channel | The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation | The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation | Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund | Harold Reed | New York University’s College of Arts and Science and NYU’s Department of Art History | PDN / Photoplus International Conference and Expo | Members of Seaport Museum New York

The South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York City as a world port, a place where goods, labor and cultures are exchanged through work, commerce, and the interaction of diverse communities.

From transatlantic shipping to immigration to New York’s rise to economic pre-eminence, the waterfront world has played a critical role in developments that have transformed the entire city. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum in 1998, the South Street Seaport Museum is located in a 12 square-block historic district on the East River in Lower Manhattan, the site of the original port of New York City.

The Museum is comprised of over 30,000 square feet of exhibition space and educational facilities in New York City’s largest concentration of restored early 19th-century commercial buildings. The Museum houses exhibition galleries, a working 19th-century print shop, an archaeology center, a maritime library, a craft center, a marine life conservation lab, and the largest privately-owned fleet of historic ships in the country.

Seaport Museum 12 Fulton Street New York City

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