July 28, 2016 – January 17, 2017
MMA Pacific Street
Re: Pose: Photographs presents iconic selections from the Monterey Museum of Art’s permanent collection of photography, with an emphasis on compositions of people in ordinary and extraordinary circumstances. Ansel Adams’ color photographs of San Xavier Mission depict timeless rituals in a church still active today. Dorothea Lange, known for her familiar images of Great Depression-era families, shows us a tender moment amidst tragedy. Documentary photographer Pirkle Jones, who studied and worked with both Adams and Lange, photographed migrant workers, social movements, and endangered locales. These photographs offer a glimpse into past circumstances that resonate with us today. After browsing the artworks, visitors can take a photograph of themselves posing in their favorite tableaus using our in-gallery photo booth.
Generous support for interactive components courtesy of Wells Fargo.
Image: Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), A California Fruit Tramp and his Family in Marysville Migrant Camp, California, n.d. gelatin silver print. Collection Monterey Museum of Art, gift of Susan Ehrens, 2000.163