Photography

The collection was begun by a transformative gift by Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim in 1998. It has particular strengths in works by European modern masters such as Alexander Rodchenko, August Sander and Albert Renger–Patzch; examples by Bauhaus principals Lazlo Moholy-Nagy and Gyorgy Kepes; and significant holdings by husband-and-wife, Dusseldorf artists Bernd and Hilla Becher. Strategic acquisitions through the  generosity of the Photography Committee, the William and Sarah Ross Soter Photo Fund, and other supporters have bolstered mid-century American holdings include works by Danny Lyon, Larry Clark, Bruce Davidson, William Eggelston, Dave Heath and Ralph Gibson; and a contemporary, international emphasis anchored by significant works from Sophie Calle, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Gilbert and George, Candida Höfer, Alfredo Jaar, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Jeff Wall. A significant new promised gifts include photo-based work by Matthew Barney, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Pipilotti Rist, and Bill Viola.

Highlights from the Photography Collection

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