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Robert Frank: Moving Out

October 2 – December 31, 1994
East Building, Upper Level

Installation view of Robert Frank: Moving Out, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives


This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 157 photographs, a book, and 2 videos by Robert Frank were presented, from his early work in Switzerland to images from his travels in Peru, France, Spain, England, and the United States. The exhibition, drawn largely from the Robert Frank collection at the National Gallery, was the first National Gallery exhibition devoted to a living photographer.

On Sunday evenings, from October 2 to December 4, a selection of Robert Frank's films and video works was shown in the East Building auditorium in conjunction with the exhibition. A special program, Among Friends: Allen Ginsberg, Robert Delpire, Jonas Mekas, and Ed Grazda on Robert Frank, was held Saturday, October 15, in the East Building auditorium.

Organization: Curators were Sarah Greenough, curator of photographs at the National Gallery, and Philip Brookman, curator of photography and media arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by the Lannan Foundation and Polaroid Corporation. Additional support for the exhibition and its catalogue was provided by grants from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc., Pro Helvetia, the Arts Council of Switzerland, and The Circle of the National Gallery of Art.

Attendance: 89,508

Catalog: Robert Frank: Moving Out, by Sarah Greenough et al. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1994.

Brochure: Robert Frank: Moving Out. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1994.

Other Venues: Yokohama Museum of Art, February 11–April 9, 1995
Kunsthaus, Zurich, June 26–August 20, 1995
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, September 9–October 29, 1995
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 1, 1995–February 11, 1996
Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, March 2–May 19, 1996