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Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz

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Blessed Art Thou among Women, 1899 Platinum Print 23 X 13.2 Cm (9 1/16 X 5 3/16 In.) © Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz

1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028-0918
October 12th, 2011 - February 26th, 2012
Opening: October 12th, 2011 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Sun-Thu 10-5:30; Fri-Sat 10-9
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DESCRIPTION

A towering figure in early twentieth-century photography, Alfred Stieglitz was not only a master of the medium, but also a powerful tastemaker and tireless advocate for photography as a fine art in the early 1900s. Through his sumptuous and influential journal Camera Work (1902–1917) and his "Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession" (1905–1917), known to insiders simply as "291" for its address on Fifth Avenue, Stieglitz introduced the public to the best of artistic photography and, eventually, modern art. He was also his gallery's best client, supporting the artists he most admired by purchasing their work. Stieglitz's photography collection, donated to the Metropolitan by gift in 1933 and bequest following his death in 1946, constitutes the finest gathering of Photo-Secession works anywhere.

This exhibition, which coincides with the exhibition Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe, will present some forty-five photographic treasures by Anne Brigman, Alvin Langdon Coburn, F. Holland Day, Gertrude Käsebier, Joseph Keiley, Heinrich Kühn, Edward Steichen, Clarence White, and others.