Springfield Museums, Exhibit: Framing the 1930s
September 25 - October 28
Framing the 1930s: A Decade of Architectural Photography— on display September 25, 2018–January 13, 2019, in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts—showcases photographs from the private collection of Peter Gordenstein. The exhibit explores how renowned artists such as Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Paul Strand, and others were inspired by the formal qualities of architecture and environment. In an era of modernity and hardship, these photographers present structures ranging from skyscrapers to shacks through an emphasis on line, angle, pattern, and composition.
Berenice Abbott. New York at Night, 1932. Gelatin silver print. Photograph courtesy of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, photograph by Laura Shea. An original print of this photograph from the collection of Peter Gordenstein will be on display in the exhibition.