August 11, 2018 to February 17, 2019
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis - 55404 MN
From its inception in the 1820s, photography has become the most popular medium for artistic expression. Today, photographs are everywhere, whether made with a smartphone or encountered online, at home, in magazines-or here, in an art museum. Photography's power is undeniable: photographs communicate what words cannot.
This thematically organized exhibition draws from Mia's vast and varied collection of approximately 12,500 photographs. Together, they form a constellation of photographic visions and practices that extend across numerous places and points in time, revealing a multiplicity of histories, techniques, and perspectives. One of the first art museums in the United States to collect photography-since 1965-Mia continues to expand its collection. This exhibition also showcases many recent acquisitions and promised gifts that provide new connections and insights.