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A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

June 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Museum: American Art Museum

Location: 1st Floor, West

More than 100 images, some newly acquired, are on view to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the museum’s photography collection and the numerous ways in which photography – from early daguerreotypes to contemporary digital works – has captured the American experience. The exhibition features landscape photography, formal and vernacular portraits, documentary-style works from the New York Photo League, images from surveying expeditions sent west after the Civil War, and more.

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Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Amy Loeserman Klein © 1975 Eggleston Artistic Trust. All rights reserved. Used by permission.