What is photography at the Michener Art Museum? From its very inception, the Michener was host to important exhibitions featuring the work of Aaron Siskind, Edward Curtis, and Weegee, and grew into a museum that presented important contemporary surveys of regional masters like Emmet Gowin, David Graham, Michael A. Smith and historical survey shows like the Camera Work Centennial, the Ansel Adams Centennial survey, and the Edward Weston survey. As we look forward to an exciting year ahead with exhibitions of internationally renowned photojournalist Steve McCurry and the little-seen Conde Nast years of American modernist Charles Sheeler, the trajectory continues.
The Tête-à-Tête group exhibition celebrates over 25 years of photographic programming at the Michener and simultaneously takes a look at a new generation of contemporary regional photographers. The show proposes a dialogue between images by presenting unique pairings, each one with a work from the Michener’s permanent collection alongside a photograph by an artist making a debut at the museum.
Tête-à-Tête: Conversations in Photography is generously supported by Lisa, Leslie, and Aaron.
The exhibition program in the Bette and Nelson Pfundt Gallery is presented by Vivian Banta and Robert Field.
Charles Fletcher Lummis
Michael A. Smith
Stephen G. Williams