Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Notable Exhibitions at the LACMA

Imogen Cunningham (United States, 1883-1976), Magnolia Blossom, 1925

Thanks to a reader, I've been given a heads-up on (not one, but) two, impressive photography exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Both exhibitions run for another month or two and I'm going to make it my business to go down there and check them out.

LACMA's Hammer Building is home to Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008 running through March 1, 2009. By its title, this exhibition photographically speaks for itself.

Right next door, housed in LACMA's Ahmanson Building, is A Story of Photography: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, running through February 1, 2009. This exhibition includes over seventy photographs by the likes of Ansel Adams, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, W.H. Fox Talbot, and Edward Weston.

Both of these exhibitions look awesome and I can't wait to go there and view all the photography on display.

If you're going to be in or near Los Angeles in the next month, you might consider planning your itinerary to include a visit to LACMA. If you live in or near L.A., maybe I'll see you there.

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