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Must-see exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
« on: September 07, 2019, 06:05:24 pm »

I just got to the MFA today to see the Exhibit "Viewpoints," 150 prints from the recently acquired Howard Greenberg collection of 20th century photographs. This has to be the most comprehensive exhibit of the best 20th century photography that I have seen anywhere, and seeing the real prints rather than reproductions is mind-blowing. I say this even though there isn't a single Ansel Adams in the show, and only one each (but what great examples) of Edward Weston and Minor White.

Russ would like this show a lot, as it illustrates the human connection beautifully.

From the MFA website:
"Viewpoints
Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection
August 10???December 15, 2019

Among the many photographers represented are Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Consuelo Kanaga, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Edward Steichen, and Weegee. Together, the works on view demonstrate the emotive power of the camera and the photographic print."

It's only up for another five weeks, so go see it soon, if you are anywhere near Boston.

-Eric
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Re: Must-see exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 07:38:54 pm »

I'd love to see it, Eric, but obviously I won't. I wonder if they have a catalog that'll be published. Sounds fascinating.
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Re: Must-see exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 08:11:25 pm »

I'd love to see it, Eric, but obviously I won't. I wonder if they have a catalog that'll be published. Sounds fascinating.
The catalog won't be the same as seeing the actual prints, however. Most of these we have seen reproduced numerous times (the HCB, the FSA prints by Dorothea Lange, etc.) but in many cases the prints have a life that I have never seen in reproductions.

Here is a link to the MFA description of the Greenberg collection: The Howard Greenberg Collection

It mentions a publication. I will find out more and let you know.

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Re: Must-see exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 11:53:14 am »

By the bye...my late father-in-law Ted Croner has a print "Whiplash" in that extraordinary show...and it is well worth seeing if you are anywhere close to Boston during exhibition. They are publishing a catalog.
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