Art January, 7 2010

New Acquisitions 2009: In Black and White

This winter, the new acquisitions exhibition at Portland Museum of Art focuses on black-and-white photography, one of the strengths of the institutions growing collection. Running from January 9 to February 21, 2010, the exhibition features 37 photographs ranging in subject from early 20th-century agrarian life to contemporary portraiture. Artists represented include Chansonetta Emmons, Verner Reed, and Jon Edwards. (via Curated).

Selections from the exhibition follow.

Jon Edwards, Eggs from the Eagle Island series, 2005

Todd Watts, Portrait of Berenice Abbot, 1981

Philip Rogers, Abby Shahn, undated

Paul Strand, Tailor Apprentice, Luzzara, Italy, 1953, 1994