Exclusively for Members
Friend Member Tour of Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals at the Morgan Library and Museum
Tuesday, January 28
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join Aperture for a special member exhibition tour of Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals at the Morgan. Joel Smith, the Morgan Library and Museum’s Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography will lead the tour.
Contemplative, confessional, and comedic, the art of Duane Michals exerts an appeal that transcends the conventional audience of photography. Illusions of the Photographer combines a full career retrospective—the first on Michals to be organized by a New York City museum—with an artist’s-choice show, as Michals plumbs the Morgan’s vaults for treasures both revered and long-forgotten.
Duane Michals (born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania,1932) is one of the great photographic innovators of the last century, widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and text. Michals first made significant creative strides in photography during the 1960s. In an era heavily influenced by photojournalism, Michals manipulated the medium to communicate larger narratives. He is widely known for sequences of photographs, which appropriate cinema’s frame-by-frame format, and for incorporating text as a key component in his works.
Image: Duane Michals, Andy Warhol (hands in front of face), 1958. Gelatin-silver print with hand-applied text. © Duane Michals, Courtesy DC Moore Gallery, New York.