Exhibition - 2020 Vision: Photographs, 1840s-1860s

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 10:00am

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

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When The Met first opened its doors in 1870, photography was still relatively new. Yet over the preceding three decades it had already developed into a complex pictorial language of documentation, social and scientific inquiry, self-expression, and artistic endeavor.

These initial years of photography's history are the focus of this exhibition, which features new and recent gifts to the Museum, many offered in celebration of The Met's 150th anniversary and presented here for the first time. The works on view, from examples of candid portraiture and picturesque landscape to pioneering travel photography and photojournalism, chart the varied interests and innovations of early practitioners.

The exhibition, which reveals photography as a dynamic medium through which to view the world, is the first of a two-part presentation that plays on the association of "2020" with clarity of vision while at the same time honoring farsighted and generous collectors and patrons. The second part will move forward a century, bringing together works from the 1940s through the 1960s.

The exhibition is made possible by the Alfred Stieglitz Society.

Location: Gallery 852 in The Met Fifth Avenue

Exhibition Date: December 3, 2019 - May 10, 2020

General Admission

For visitors from outside New York State:

Adults  $25

Seniors (65 and over)  $17

Students  $12

Members and Patrons  Free

Children (under 12)  Free

Suggested Admission

For New York State residents as well as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students, the amount you pay is up to you.

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