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Minneapolis Institute of Art
Start Date: 2015-03-16 | End Date: 2015-10-18
“100+” celebrates the MIA’s Birthday Year with photographs from every year since the museum’s founding. With more than 12,000 images in the collection of the Department of Photography and New Media, the hard part was choosing one from each year! Some years were easier than others: 1916 offered just five works, while 1993 had 333. The resulting exhibition reveals something wonderfully idiosyncratic: freed from the narrative traditions of photographic history, yet tied to the collecting habits and tastes of MIA curators.
Courtesy Joakim Eskildsen
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