70 Years/70 Photographs

May 12, 2012 – Sep 9, 2012

Photography has figured prominently in the Museum’s exhibitions since the early 1910s; the official acquisition of photographs for the permanent collection began in 1942 with the addition of 86 photographs by Minor White. 70 Years/70 Photographs highlights seventy exceptional images that the Museum has acquired during the past seven decades, demonstrating the breadth of a robust photography collection that now numbers more than 7,000 works.

Organized by the Portland Art Museum and curated by Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography.