01/26/2024 - 04/07/2024

Chapman, Small, Paulson Galleries

January 26 – April 7, 2024

Opening Reception January 25 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Chapman Gallery

The earliest photographic process was invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851) it was first presented in Paris in 1839. This exhibition is an examination of various photography practices including: daguerreotype, photogravure, gelatin silver print, dye transfer print, inkjet print, Ekta color print, hand-colored print and so on. The exhibition comes to the Art Museum from four Texas art institutions whose collections examine the medium of photography as an art form. Photography is Art is accompanied by a brochure with a glossary of terms of the various processes shown in the 51 works in the traveling exhibition.

Wagagi Thanchanku, by Steve Goff, on loan from the Ellen Noël Museum of Art collection is from a series of photos that Goff did with the Lakota people during the annual ceremony called Wiwang Wacipi. “The way that Goff was able to capture this moment along with the long exposure, gives the piece it’s sense of movement”  Daniel Zeis, ENMoA, Curator.

Three centuries of photography shows the remarkable artfulness of photography in this exhibition. Amon Carter Museum of American Art is one of the major repositories of American photography; as well as other bodies of work. Photography Is Art offers the viewer a wide and thoughtfully curated experience, not only from the originating suggestion that photography is art, but also the opportunity to meet the original curator of this presentation John Rohrbach.

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Photography Is Art is the second in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art as part of the Art Bridges Cohort Program.



Photo Restriction: Photography allowed in the exhibition (no flash, no tripods)
Touch Restriction: Non-touch exhibition
Exhibition Language(s): English
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For questions or more information, please contact: clayton.reuter@tamucc.edu


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