Wednesday, March 05, 2008


The L.A. Times takes a long trip inland via the freeway, and finds a stack of photographs out in the desert.

Picture this: Palm Springs Art Museum as photography hub
"Thanks to a gift of 543 photographs from an anonymous donor, the Palm Springs Art Museum is transforming its photography collection and expanding its exhibition program.

The donation surveys camera art from the mid-19th to the late 20th centuries, with pockets of strength in early photography and Pictorialist images by artists such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Julia Margaret Cameron. It also includes views of Egypt and Palestine taken by Francis Frith in the 1850s, street scenes of early 20th century Paris by Eugène Atget, dramatically modern compositions by Edward Weston, experimental pieces by Lyonel Feininger and poetic landscapes by Harry Callahan."
A note to those considering applying for the residency program out there: Palm Springs is fun, but the summer is really, really, really hot.

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