Last Look | Clarence H. White and His World at the Davis Museum through June 3
Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895–1925 is in its final weeks at its current venue—the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, where it is on view through June 3. Don’t miss your chance to see the exhibition in the Boston area before it travels up the coast to Maine, to open at the Portland Museum of Art on June 22.
The first retrospective devoted to the photographer in over a generation, Clarence H. White and His World surveys White’s career from his beginnings in 1895 in Ohio to his death in Mexico in 1925. The exhibition draws on the Clarence H. White Collection at the Princeton University Art Museum and the deep holdings at the Library of Congress as well as loans from other public and private collections.
Clarence H. White and His World reasserts White’s place in the American canon and, in the process, reshapes and expands our understanding of early twentieth-century American photography.
“The goal of the exhibition is to locate White’s own diverse and rich body of work within a period of great social and aesthetic change, from the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties,” said Anne McCauley, exhibition curator and David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art at Princeton. “Far from staying stuck in the nineteenth century, White embraced new media like cinema and new commercial uses for photography, including fashion and advertising.”
The exhibition is accompanied by a sumptuous 400-page catalogue edited by Anne McCauley, published by the Princeton University Art Museum and distributed by Yale University Press.
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