NMU EXHIBIT FEATURES 'A SENSE OF PLACE' PHOTOGRAPH

MARQUETTE - A traveling exhibition titled "A Sense of Place: Photographs from the Kresge Art Museum Collection," will be on display March 16 through April 14 at the Northern Michigan University Art Museum.

The 50 photographs on view from Michigan State University's collection define 20,h century moments and people through their "sense of place." From Eugene Atget's turn-of-the-century Paris to Berenice Abbott's New York of the 1930s to Ansel Adams' Western landscapes, specific cities and sights are recorded.

At the same time, these photographs have forever changed the way people imagine those places. Dorothea Lange's Depression-era immigrant families and Lewis Hine's child labor photographs offer unforgettable impressions of America's past.

More recently, Diane Arbus' famous image of a boy holding a hand grenade in Central Park and Larry Clark's 1980s drug culture portrait of a young man holding a gun communicate the way people view the modem world.

Other important artists in the show include: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Laura Gilpin, Lee Friedlander, Cindy Sherman, Edward Weston and many more.

The NMU Art Museum in Lee Hall is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 227-1481.



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