People and Places: Photographs from the Collection Opens July 25

05/25/15 to 10/31/18
Boca Raton Museum of Art

Some of the most illustrious sights and characters of the 19th and 20th centuries will be close at hand this summer as the Boca Raton Museum of Art presents People and Places: Photographs from the Collection. From July 25 through August 23, two galleries will be dedicated to prints of some of the most recognizable icons of the modern era, captured by masters of the art.

The Museum’s permanent photography collection includes more than 1,500 images from significant photographers, including Henry Fox Talbot, Edward Steichen, Robert Doisneau, Sebastião Selgado, Margaret Bourke-White, and more. Although the collection spans continents and categories, this summer’s exhibition pares down the works to showcase subjects of celebrity, including famous locations and stars of the silver screen.

“By bringing together familiar faces and places,” Kathy Goncharov, the Museum’s Curator of Contemporary Art, said of the exhibition, “we are highlighting photography’s ability to transport the viewer into the world of day dreams – to vacations we wish we could take, or to people we wish we could meet.”

Photography is one of the Museum’s most popular collections, and this summer’s showcase of prints will be on display during the traditional period of the All Florida exhibition. Applications for the annual juried competition are not being considered for 2015.

“We are excited to share one of South Florida’s favorite collections while we refresh the format of All Florida,” Goncharov adds, “and it is fun to create such a contrast to our usual locals-only summer show.”

Related programming: Don’t miss the Sunday matinée at the Museum on August 9 at 3 PM. Included with the price of Museum admission, guests can watch Alfred Stieglitz – The Eloquent Eye (85 min., NR). Considered the father of modern photography, Alfred Stieglitz was a creative genius who challenged and revolutionized attitudes toward modern art in the U.S. while championing the recognition of photography as an art form.

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Sample images with captions from the photography collection available here via Dropbox.

About Boca Raton Museum of Art

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is the only museum in South Florida founded by artists. Established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton, the organization has grown to encompass an Art School, Guild, and Museum with distinguished permanent collections of contemporary art, glass, non-western art, photography, and sculpture, as well as a diverse selection of special exhibitions.  The Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 AM until 5 PM; on Thursdays from 10 AM until 8 PM; and on weekends from 12 PM until 5 PM. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for students with IDs and children under 12. Learn more at www.bocamuseum.org