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Exhibition Detail
Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019


May 7th, 2010 - April 18th, 2011
 
Self-Portrait in Mirrors, Ilse BingIlse Bing, Self-Portrait in Mirrors,
1931, Gelatin silver print, 10 1/2 x 12" (26.8 x 30.8 cm).
© Courtesy of the artist & MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
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For much of photography’s 170-year history, women have expanded its roles by experimenting with every aspect of the medium. Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography presents a selection of outstanding photographs by women artists, charting the medium’s history from the dawn of the modern period to the present. Including over two hundred works, this exhibition features celebrated masterworks and new acquisitions from the collection by such figures as Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbott, Claude Cahun, Imogen Cunningham, Rineke Dijkstra, Florence Henri, Roni Horn, Nan Goldin, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Lucia Moholy, Tina Modotti, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others. The exhibition also highlights works drawn from a variety of curatorial departments, including Bottoms, a large-scale Fluxus wallpaper by Yoko Ono.


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