Opening Reception: Selections from the William McGraw Photography Collection


Location: Snite Museum of Art

The Snite Museum of Art is pleased to exhibit Selections from the William McGraw Photography Collection. This exhibition consists of forty-nine contemporary photographs given by Dr. William McGraw ’65 of Indianapolis and will run from August 15, 2010, to November 14, 2010.

The donation includes examples by some of the most important artists of the recent period: Sally Mann, Shelby Lee Adams, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Richard Misrach, Terry Evans, Abelardo Morrell, and Michael Kenna. Many of the artists are new to the collection, such as Martina Lopez, Keith Carter, James Fee, and Rocky Schenck. Their styles range from straight documentation to surrealism.

A number of photographs are surreal or fantastic, such as James Fee’s heavily manipulated commentaries on contemporary society, Martina Lopez’s creation of an imaginary landscaped populated by images taken from old photographs, or Rocky Schenk’s dream-like study of a fountain at night.

Dates of note:
First day of exhibit—August 15, 2010
Opening reception—August 29, 2010, 2–4 p.m. (all are welcome)
Last day of exhibit—November 14, 2010

The Snite Museum of Art is located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Museum hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 am to 5 pm Thursday through Saturday; and Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm. Admission is free.

For more information, visit the Snite Museum of Art website.