New Work/New Directions: Recent Acquisitions of Photography

November 7, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Organized by the Norton Museum of Art

During the past two years, the Norton’s holdings of photography have grown significantly. This exhibition will celebrate this growth, highlight some of the new additions, and offer  insight into new artists and areas of institutional interest. Through donations and purchases, more than 350 new works have entered the Photography Collection during the past 24 months. These recent acquisitions range from the 19th-century motion-studies of Eadweard Muybridge to recent large-scale narrative works by Canadian-based artists, The Sanchez Brothers. Contextualizing strong aspects of the collection, bolstering weaker areas, and forging new directions, the growth of the Collection includes significant works by artists such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eileen Cowin, Holly Roberts, and Sam Taylor-Wood.