UVaM - University of Virginia Art Museum


Past Exhibitions

100 Years of Photography
January 20 - May 13

Curated by Matthew Affron, Curator of Modern Art & Academic Curator and Associate Professor, McIntire Department of Art

This two-part display presents a chronological survey of photographic highlights from the Museum's permanent holdings, with additional loans from a private collection. 100 Years of Photography considers a wide range of process and subjects, beginning withdaguerreotypes and tintypes of the 1850s and proceeding through a century of photographic achievement. The photographic portrait, urban photography, landscape, social documentary, and art photography are among the genres and types on view. Featured photographers include Thomas Annan, Eugène Atget, Karl Blossfeld, Anne W. Brigman, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Eugene, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Florence Henri, Helen Levitt, Nadar, August Sander, W. Eugene Smith, and Alfred Stieglitz, among others. This display accompanies curator Matthew Affron's spring semester course, The History of Photography.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Albemarle Magazine, Arts$, The Hook, and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book.


Members' Preview Reception
Thursday, January 19
5:30-7:30 pm
In the Museum

Saturday Special Tour
by Stephen Margulies
February 25
2-3 pm
In the Museum

Lunchtime Talk
by Matthew Affron
Tuesday, May 8
12-1 pm
In the Museum

Pure Energy and Neurotic Man by Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan, American, 1900-1992
Pure Energy and Neurotic Man, 1945
Gelatin silver print, reprinted 1980, 16 x 20 in, 40.64 x 50.8 cm (sheet)
Gift of L. Bradley Camp, 1984.25.200.8
© Barbara Morgan Archives, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY