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Shout Out: Richard Avedon at Gagosian Gallery

Posted May 29, 2012

Gagosian Gallery in New York presents Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits through July 12th.  Avedon’s twenty to thirty-five foot wide murals and related portraits, from the 1960s and ’70s, picture high profile individuals like Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg, and political radicals The Chicago Seven.

A press release and checklist are available on the Gagosian website, along with 11 images from the show and 10 installation views.


Dates  Friday, May 4th, 2012 – Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Time  Gallery hours

  • Monday through Saturday:  10a.m.–6p.m.
  • The gallery will be closed Saturday, May 26 & Monday, May 28 for a national holiday


Location  Gagosian Gallery West 21st Street
522 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
T. 212.741.1717
F. 212.741.0006


Congratulations 2012 Hasselblad Award winner Paul Graham

Posted Mar 12, 2012

The MIA wishes congratulations to photographer Paul Graham, 2012 winner of the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.

Graham was the first featured speaker in the Arnold Newman Lecture series at the MIA in 2009.  Enjoy his “Photography is Easy, Photography is Difficult,” written for the 2009 Yale MFA photography graduates.


The Hasselblad is awarded for exceptional achievement in photography and includes an exhibition of Graham’s work, opening October 26th at the Gothenburg Museum of Art in Sweden.

“Typecast,” Avedon & Co.

Posted Dec 23, 2011

Stop by the Target Wing atrium at the MIA to see a selection of photographs dealing with typecasting.  The show features work by August Sander, Pieter Hugo, Richard Avedon, and Xavier Tavera.

Lecture at the MIA!

Posted Oct 19, 2011

Photographer Yto Barrada

Featured Speaker of the Third Annual Arnold Newman Lecture Series

Thursday, October 20, 2011
6 – 7 p.m.
Pillsbury Auditorium

Join Moroccan and French artist Yto Barrada, who will present the third annual Arnold Newman lecture series. Based in Tangier, Morocco, Barrada is known for creating artworks that explore the subtle borders that separate people, countries, and cultures. Her books include A Life Full of Holes: The Strait Project: (1998-2004) and the newly published Riffs.

Barrada is the director and co-founder of the Cinematheque de Tanger. Her photographs and videos have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and the 2007 and 2011 Venice Biennale. She was awarded Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year in 2011.

The Arnold Newman lecture series on contemporary photography is made possible with generous funding from the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation. The series features leading contemporary photographers discussing issues in the medium today.

$15; $10 MIA members, free to members of the Photography and New Media Affinity Group

To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online »

Image: Yto Barrada, Family Tree, sunprinted on the wall, 2005. Courtesy of Sfeir Semler-Hamburg
Beirut and Galerie Polaris

Third Thursday: Facing the Lens Opening!

Posted Jan 17, 2011

Looking for something fun to do next cold Thursday night?  Facing the Lens opens at the MIA’s January Third Thursday event! The event is museum-wide from 6-9 pm.

  • FACE THE MASTERS of modern photography at the opening of “Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers.”
  • CATCH the “Facing the Lens” mobile audio tour at m.artsmia.org.
  • UPLOAD your own portrait of a photographer at flickr.com/groups/facingthelens/.
  • MAKE LOVE to the camera and make your own photogram.
  • TAKE HOME a colorful pinhole camera.
  • PICK A POSE at the cash bar.
  • F-STOP & LISTEN to local band Jelloslave.

The event is free, so bring your friends and stay warm!

Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers

Posted Jan 6, 2011

Andreas Feininger
American, 1906-1999
The Photojournalist, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Gift of Frederick B. Scheel 2007.35.91

Mark your calendars! Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers opens January 20th during this month’s Third Thursday event.

If you are feeling inspired by the exhibition, why not submit your own creative self-portrait or photo of a photographer to the MIA’s Facing the Lens Flickr group? Your photos will be featured in the gallery and also on the MIA’s Web site. Please include your name, title of photo, and the date the photo was taken. Images should be at least 1200 pixels wide and appropriate for the general public. Click here for more information on the MIA’s Flickr project.

The exhibition runs Friday, January 21, 2011 to Sunday, August 28, 2011 in the Harrison Photography Gallery 365. Free admission.

New Pictures 4: Angela Strassheim

Posted Nov 2, 2010

I am pleased to announce that Angela Strassheim’s new series, Evidence, will be featured in New Pictures 4, March 17 – October 9, 2011, in the Perlman Gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Evidence brings together Strassheim’s forensic photography training with her long-standing investigation of the dark undercurrents of American domestic life. The New Pictures series, now in its second year, features experimental photography and new media art by artists from around the world. Please stay tuned for more details on Strassheim’s exhibition, which will include a small installation on the history of crime photography.

Image:  Angela Strassheim, Evidence No. 2, 2009