Nevada Museum of Art Presents Photographs of a Changing Environment Exhibition

. October 10, 2011 . 0 Comments

Showcasing photographs that examine human interaction and intervention with environments The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment is the Museum’s signature photography collection. A significant exhibition with an accompanying publication, The Altered Landscape represents a milestone for the Museum on the occasion of its 80th Anniversary in 2011. On view January 8, 2012.

The Altered Landscape Photography Collection was founded in the early 1990s and consists of more than 900 images. Thanks to a generous endowment, and the continuing support of Carol Franc Buck and the Carol Franc Buck Foundation, the Museum has built an impressive collection of photographs worthy of international attention. Some of the leading photographers in this collection include Bernd and Hilla Becher, Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Edward Burtynsky, Amy Stein, Terry Evans, David Maisel, Olivo Barbieri and Fandra Chang. The momentum of the Collection’s growth and depth became the scholarly groundwork for the 2009 launch of the Museum’s Center for Art + Environment (CA+E), an internationally-recognized research center that supports the practice, study and awareness of creative interactions between people and their natural, built and virtual environments.

“These photographers reveal the ways that individuals and industries have marked, mined, toured, tested, developed, occupied, and exploited landscapes over the last fifty years,” commented Ann M. Wolfe, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Nevada Museum of Art. “Viewing these photographs as a collection reveals that much of today’s human activity involves the physical alteration of land and the making of marks on the Earth and that the Earth’s surface offers an irrefutable record of human civilization’s impressive endeavors—as well its worst failures.”

This exhibition will be available to travel to national and international institutions in spring 2012.

Image: David Maisel, Terminal Mirage 13, (Ed. 4/5), 2003 (printed 2007). Dye Coupler Print, 48 x 48 inches. Collection of Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape, Carol Franc Buck Collection.

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