A Collective Invention at the Morgan Library & Museum

Heinz Hajek-Halke (German, 1898–1983) Erotik ganz groß! (Erotic—In a Big Way!), 1928–32 Gelatin silver print Collection of David Raymond © Michael Ruetz, Heinz Hajek – Halke Archiv / courtesy Johanna Breede PHOTOKUNST 


A Collective Invention at the Morgan Library & Museum is the debut of a newly implemented curatorial focus on photography. This collection features over eighty works which each have a subtle and relevent similarity from the piece it neighbors on the wall, from one photgraph to the next. There is a distinct and meaningful visual rhythm in this collection, appropriately titled Photographs at Play, and the extensive range of audience appeal cannot be ignored; images made by Alfred Eisenstaedt, to Robert Wiles, to Irving Penn. There is something for everyone in this exhibit, and simply, it's fun to view.

This exhibition runs until May 18th, 2014.

The Morgan Library & Museaum

225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016-3405

Text by Carlos J. Fonts

Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge, 1832-1898.   Edith, Lorina, and Alice Liddell on sofa  Summer 1858.  1 photographic print : albumen,  AAH 650

Schagge Brothers Studio.   Ninety-one Brandle & Smith candies  ca. 1910, Printing-out paper print with applied colors., 2013.92

Marco Breuer.   Spin (C-827)  2008,Chromogenic paper, embossed and scratched, 13 13/16 x 10 1/2 inches, Collection of John A. MacMahon (Non-Morgan)

Jose Luis Sert. Study for The Queen of Sheba  ca. 1920, Gelatin silver print with pencil additions. Charles Isaacs Photographs Inc.  (Non-Morgan)

All is going well for Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Group exhibition "Natural selection" at Calumet Gallery