New exhibit puts everything in the picture

September 7, 2012 by  

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art starts presenting the exhibit ‘America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now’ this month. Featuring over 150 photographs, many from the museum’s collection, the exhibit will feature everything from albumen prints to digital prints.

A catalog will be available for purchase from the museum’s gift store. No doubt Providence printing companies will have helped in the printing of this catalog that will serve as a souvenir for those who can attend and a way to enjoy the photographs for those who cannot.

The museum is also holding an ongoing related exhibit called ‘Looking at the Land – 21st Century American Views’. The exhibit, by curator Andy Adams, is a projection of views of the current American landscape, which will be shown in the center lobby. It is also available for viewing online.

On September 21, there will also be a Landscape Photography Study Day, featuring seminars and gallery tours. Tickets are $35 for non-members of the museum and $20 for members and students, which includes museum admission.

The event will be viewable from September 21 until January 13, 2013. There will be a free opening reception on September 20 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, where refreshments will be served. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $3 for youth and college students, and free for RISD students and museum members.

Landscape photography helps to preserve areas of America that are rapidly disappearing, so it is hoped that this exhibit might give those who attend an appreciation for that past.