Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Now – Sept. 1, 2013
Points: American Photography Since 1950 highlights the important thematic interests
of American photographers over the last 60 years. Presented at the Madison Museum of
Contemporary Art, this incredible exhibit in MMoCA’s main galleries visualizes the fabric of the America
identity through people and places – from the road to city to the brilliance of
nature. Since 1950 examines and expresses
character of America through fine art photography.
Focal Points American Photography Since 1950 displays over 100 photographic works from the Museum's permanent collection by acclaimed American photographers. These amazing images capture themes- American Road Trip, City and Suburb, Fantasy, Nature, The Body, Rural America, and We the People- that cut across six decades and the cultural mosaic of the American Experience. For a look at the unusual, Whoosis (1975) is a vibrant, hand-colored black-and-white photograph by Karen Truax. The image of a young woman with one eye peering through a leaf is a surreal and fantastical metamorphosis of the ordinary. More down to earth is Martin Kersel’s color triptych, Tossing a Friend (Melinda) (1, 2, and 3), created in 1996. The time-lapse-style image, in three consecutive moments, celebrates the joy of being free from physical limits and the high spirits of America at that end of the 20th century.
Located on State Street, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art features an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art by some of the most significant American artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries – from painting to photography. The museum and exhibit are free to the public!