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Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture Exhibit at the Parrish Art Museum

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From 18 Sun Mar 2018 to 17 Sun Jun 2018 March 18, 2018 June 17, 2018 The Southampton Inn

Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture Exhibit at the Parrish Art Museum

Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture Exhibit at the Parrish Art Museum

Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture is a comprehensive survey that explores the dynamic relationship between architecture, photography, and the viewer. Seen through the lens of historical and architectural photographers from the 1930s to the present, Image Building offers a nuanced perspective on how photographs affect our understanding of the built environment and our social and personal identities. The exhibition features 57 images that explore the social, psychological, and conceptual implications of architecture through the subjective interpretation of those who captured it.

Organized by guest curator Therese Lichtenstein, Ph. D, Image Building brings together works by 19 renowned, under-recognized, and emerging artists ranging from early modern to contemporary architectural photographers. In addition to photographs, Image Building includes ephemera such as magazines and books that illustrate how the meaning of photography shifts when presented in the context of high art or mass culture.  

Organized thematically into Cityscapes, Domestic Spaces, and Public Places,the exhibition examines the relationship between contemporary and historical approaches to photographing buildings in urban, suburban, and rural environments,looking at influences, similarities and differences.By juxtaposing these photographs, Image Building creates a dialogue between the past and present, revealing the ways photography shapes and frames the perception of architecture, and how that perception is transformed over time. 

Museum Hours: 

Monday 10 am to 5 pm

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm

Thursday 10 am to 5 pm

Friday 10 am to 8 pm

Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Admission:
Adults $12
Seniors $9
Museum Members Free
Guests of Members $5
Students with ID Free
Children under 18 Free

Blue Star Museum Program Active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families receive free admission to the Museum. Learn more at www.arts.gov