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Michener Art Museum Reveals Never-Before-Seen Photographs by Charles Sheeler

Photos from the Condé Nast archives portray 1920s personalities and fashions – Friday, January 27, 2017, 10 a.m.

After uncovering a collection of “hidden” photos from the Condé Nast archives, the chief curator and Director + CEO of the Michener Art Museum will offer a New York preview of Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form. The exhibition, which opens in Pennsylvania in March 2017, will be the first scholarly examination of how Sheeler’s commercial photography influenced his modernist vision.

The program will include remarks from Director + CEO Lisa Tremper Hanover and Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D., Gerry & Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator of the James A. Michener Art Museum. Jensen is available for one-on-one interviews on or off-site following the program.

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Between 1926 and 1931, acclaimed modernist Charles Sheeler worked as a commercial photographer for Condé Nast, creating fashion images and portraits for Vanity Fair and Vogue. This body of work has never been publicly displayed—until now. Comprising photographs and paintings by Sheeler along with fashions of the era, Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form reveals for the first time how his often- overlooked “day job” at Condé Nast helped shape his aesthetic vision and artistic career.

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