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Found in Collection: Contemporary Photography from the Danforth Art Museum Permanent Collection

March 9, 2017–March 26, 2017

Opening Reception March 9 \ 6-8 pm

Curator Talk March 16 \ 7 pm

At the Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890
781-729-1158 \ photos@griffinmuseum.org

Admission to the Griffin Museum of Photography is FREE during this exhibition only to those holding active Danforth Art membership cards (per expiration date on card).

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For additional information, including directions, or to verify hours of operation before your visit,
please visit their website at http://www.griffinmuseum.org

About the Exhibit

Found In Collection will explore the role of the photograph as recorder of the observed world. Recent photographic acquisitions will be on view in conversation with emblematic works from the Danforth Art permanent collection. Selected works will address established narratives in photographic history and provide context for the collection as a whole.

Looking at contemporary photography through a historic lens, it is clear that the art and science of the medium have always converged. Photography is experimental, thoughtful, conceptual, and depending on narrative and intent, retains an element of verisimilitude. Each photographer’s eye approaches a subject with their own individual narrative—by evoking personal and familial memories, translating nature and mapping the landscape, or discovering the extraordinary in the vernacular. Found in Collection will be presented in two parts, with both paintings and photographs, including work by John Brook, William Clift, Nicholas Dean, Elizabeth Ellenwood, Bill Franson, Jaclyn Kain, Molly Lamb, Sarah Pollman, and Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, among others.

About the Griffin Museum of Photography

Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum is the embodiment of founder Arthur Griffin’s passion — to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact. Griffin was an accomplished photographer, an innovator and pioneer in the use of color film. He desired to share with visitors his enthusiasm for a medium that is diverse, imaginative and informative. And, the Museum encourages this vision today through their exhibitions, programs, and through Griffin’s own work which they proudly display. Danforth Art is delighted to exhibit at the Griffin Museum, as both museums are committed to supporting and exhibiting the work of new and established photographers from the region and beyond, and is grateful in their generosity in hosting our exhibition.

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