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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

 
Photographic Treasures from Alfred Stieglitz
 

Legendary photography and tastemaker Alfred Stieglitz's work and purchased collections are currently being presented in two exhibitions titled,"Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O’Keeffe" and "Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In addition to being a distinguished photographer, Alfred Stieglitz was an activist of modern American and European art. In the early part of the 20th century, Stieglitz owned and ran influential art galleries around New York City, which he used as an outlet to introduce avant-garde European artists to the U.S.

Currently at the MET the grand show, "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O’Keeffe," will run until January 2nd. This exhibition features paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from Alfred Stieglitz's purchased collections. No one was a bigger activist for photography and modern art than Stieglitz, he collected works by Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe(his wife) and Marsden Hartley to name a few. The exhibition features over two hundred major works by American and European modernists. The second exhibit titled "Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz" is on display until February 26th. Located in gallery 852, this exhibition highlights Stieglitz's purchased work in the early 1900’s as photography was being pushed as a fine art form. To learn more about the visionary Alfred Stieglitz click here!

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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