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Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker

September 30, 2016 – March 5, 2017
East Building, Pod 2 Upper Level, West Bridge

Thomas Demand, Clearing, 2003, chromogenic print, 75.5 x 195 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, © Thomas Demand / Artists' Rights Society (ARS), New York / Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker

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

Overview: The collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker brings together works of critically important artists who have changed the course of photography through their experimentation and conceptual scope. In celebration of a pledged gift of 33 photographs from this important collection and the reopening of the East Building galleries, seminal works by Thomas Demand, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Jeff Wall, among others, will be on view. Especially rich in holdings of work by photographers of the famed Düsseldorf School, among them Struth, Candida Höfer, Andreas Gursky, and Thomas Ruff, the collection also includes examples by photographers exploring the nature of the medium itself, such as Demand, Cindy Sherman, and Vik Muniz.

Organization: Organized by National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Attendance: 150,000

Catalog: Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker. By Sarah Greenough, et al. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art and Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.

Demand, Thomas
German, 1964 -
Gursky, Andreas
German, 1955 -
Sherman, Cindy
American, 1954 -
Struth, Thomas
German, 1954 -
Sugimoto, Hiroshi
Japanese, 1948 -
Muniz, Vik
American, 1961 -
Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series: Thomas Struth
Video, Released: November 1, 2016, (46:54 minutes)
Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series: Thomas Struth
Audio, Released: October 18, 2016, (46:54 minutes)
Press Event: Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
Audio, Released: September 27, 2016, (13:16 minutes)