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Nasher Museum of Art: EXHIBITION: Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections

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( Tue., Feb. 26, 2013 - Sun., May. 12, 2013 )

Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705-1003


Light Sensitive includes over 100 works, from tiny early daguerreotypes to large-scale contemporary color prints and videos, and is drawn from 12 public and private North Carolina collections. The exhibition includes works by Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Andreas Gefeller, Emmet Gowin, Andre Kertesz, Clarence John Laughlin, Sally Mann, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Vik Muniz, Laurie Simmons, Aaron Siskind, Jerry N. Uelsmann and many others. North Carolina artists include Alex Harris, William Noland, Tom Rankin, Margaret Sartor and Burk Uzzle, among others.


Related events:

Annual Semans Lecture: 7 PM Thursday, February 28. One of America’s most highly regarded photographers, Burk Uzzle, will give the annual Semans Lecture. His work is included in Light Sensitive and also forms part of the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection. Reception with cash bar to follow.

First Thursday Gallery Talk: 5:30 PM Thursday, March 7. 5:30 PM Cash bar, 6 PM Gallery talk on Light Sensitive with collector Frank Konhaus and Sarah Schroth, Interim Director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum.

Art with the Experts: 7 PM Tuesday, April 2. Nasher Museum Education Curator Juline Chevalier presents a slide lecture on Light Sensitive. Southwest branch of the Durham County Library, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham.


Adults $5; Seniors $4; Nasher Members, Children <15, and Duke Students, Faculty, and Staff Free

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  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013