Photography Exhibition Opens at the Figge
March 9, 2012

Locating Place: Perceptions of Space in 20th Century Photography, an exhibition exploring the intimate connection that exists between people and places, will be on view at the Figge Art Museum from March 10 through June 10, 2012. Organized by the Figge Art Museum, the exhibition includes works from the Figge’s collection of photographs, loaned works from the University of Iowa Museum of Art and a private collection. 

Spanning the entire twentieth century, the diverse selection of photographs featured in the exhibition will touch upon topics ranging from the representation of interior states of mind to the impact of human presence on the natural environment. Works by Josef Sudek, Kenneth Josephson and Toshio Shibata explore how places help shape our identity and how we exist in, engage with and think about the world. The works included in the exhibition were chosen for their ability to offer insight on our culture and society--the various hopes, dreams, preoccupations that underlie our endeavors.

Related Event:

Exhibition Reception and Art Talk
Thursday, March 15
6 pm – Opening Reception (Figge Café) 
7 pm – Art Talk (Level 3 Gallery) 
Presenter: Figge Art Museum Associate Curator and exhibition curator Rima Girnius, PhD will speak about the photographs included in the exhibition.

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