Monterey Museum of Art Hosts Weston Photography Exhibition

May 13, 2011, 05:00 ET from Monterey Museum of Art

Edward Weston: American Photographer--an Exhibition of Works by an American Legend and Renowned Visionary--Comes to Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada June 17-October 2, 2011

MONTEREY, Calif., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Monterey Museum of Art presents Edward Weston: American Photographer, June 17-October 2, 2011. This exhibition is organized from major museum and private collections and will feature vintage prints of Weston's most famous and admired photographs along with rare images not widely exhibited. The exhibition will be on view at the Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada located at 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, California, 93940.


Edward Weston was among the most significant American artists of the twentieth century.  The exhibition will span the most prolific decades of his career. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, Weston came to California in 1926, where he began the work for which he is justly famous: sharply-focused black and white photographs of seashells, vegetables, landscapes, portraits and nudes. In 1929, Weston moved to Carmel and created the first of many photographs of the dramatic rocks and trees at Point Lobos. Soon thereafter, he became one of the founding members of Group f/64—a pioneering circle of photographers that included Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham. Widely renowned during his lifetime, Weston became the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship for experimental work in 1936.

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The Monterey Museum of Art was established in 1959 as a chapter of the American Federation of the Arts. The Museum collects, preserves and interprets American art, in particular the work of artists active on the Monterey Peninsula and the West Coast. The permanent collection of paintings, photographs, works on paper and Asian ceramics, includes significant holdings of California paintings by artists such as Armin Hansen and William F. Ritschel in addition to world-renowned photographers including Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. The Monterey Museum of Art has two locations: 559 Pacific Street and 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA, 93940. For more information visit or call 831.372.5477 Click here for information.

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