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The inaugural installation in The Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography, Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan traces the medium’s varied paths from its role in conceptual, earth, and performance art of the 1960s to a central place in today’s contemporary art scene. Included are works by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Rodney Graham, Sharon Lockhart, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others.
The Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography is the Metropolitan’s first gallery designed specifically for and devoted exclusively to the display of photographs created since 1960. Situated adjacent to the special exhibition galleries for drawings, prints, and photographs and the portion of the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery where the earlier history of photography is displayed, the Menschel Hall allows the Department of Photographs to show its contemporary holdings within the broader context of photographic traditions and in an exhibition space with appropriate scale and detail. Installations drawn from the Department’s growing permanent collection will change every six months.
Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan
Künstler: Bernd und Hilla Becher, Rodney Graham, Sharon Lockhart, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Uta Barth, Rineke Dijkstra, Adam Fuss, Andreas Gursky, Douglas Huebler, Gordon Matta-Clark, Dennis Oppenheim, Richard Prince, Charles Ray, Trisha Donnelly.