Baltimore Museum of Art Presents Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960

The Baltimore Museum of Art presents more than 200 compelling and provocative images that showcase the work of more than 60 of the most remarkable photographers of our time in Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960.

On view February 20-May 15, 2011, the exhibition features groundbreaking individual photographs and photographic series by renowned artists such as Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, and Cindy Sherman, as well as works by artists whose names are not as familiar as their influential images. Film and video installations by Kota Ezawa, Joan Jonas, and Anthony McCall demonstrate innovations in time-based media. The works in the exhibition are drawn from the BMA’s exceptional but rarely shown photography collection, and many of the images have never been on view until now. Admission to Seeing Now is free.
Seeing Now follows the BMA’s 2008 exhibition Looking Through the Lens: Photography 1900-1960 with powerful examples of how photographers have used the medium since 1960 to engage with a broad spectrum of technical, visual, and social issues. During this period, artists began presenting complex and often critical views of contemporary life that challenged viewers with their frank subject matter. They also explored the medium from a conceptual perspective, probing notions of time and reality. A greater use of color photography and an interest in experimental ways of producing images further extended photography’s creative possibilities.  
The exhibition’s images are organized in five broad themes that show how photography is inextricably linked to how we see and understand people, places, and events today. For more details, please click on the links below:

Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 is organized by BMA Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman.  This exhibition is generously sponsored by The Rouse Company Foundation.

General admission to the BMA is free for everyone, every day. Some special events may be ticketed. The BMA is open Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Museum is closed Mondays, Tuesdays, New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The BMA is located on Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st Streets, three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For general information, call 443-573-1700.

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