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National Gallery of Art – Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop

Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop

February 17–May 5, 2013

 

Image: Yves Klein, Harry Shunk, and Jean Kender, Leap into the Void, 1960, gelatin silver print, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1992

Yves Klein, Harry Shunk, and Jean Kender
Leap into the Void, 1960
gelatin silver print
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1992

Image: In the first major exhibition devoted to the history of manipulated photographs before the digital age, some 200 works will demonstrate that today’s digitally altered photographs are part of a tradition that extends back to the beginning of photography. Featuring visually captivating photographs, the exhibition will trace photographic manipulation from the 1840s through the 1980s and show that photography is—and always has been—a medium of fabricated truths and artful lies.

Organization: Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art.

It is also generously supported by the Trellis Fund. Additional support has been kindly provided by the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation, Neil and Marcella Cohen, Diane and Howard Zack, and Mark and Theresa Cohen.

Schedule: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 11, 2012–January 27, 2013; National Gallery of Art, Washington, February 17–May 5, 2013; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, July–October 2013.

Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.

The exhibition is on view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Ground Floor.

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