Photo exhibition shows influence of women in life of Edward Weston

February 10, 2015

Edward Weston photo exhibition shows influence of and on women
Vintage prints at Art Museum till June

Allentown, PA—One of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century, Edward Weston (1886–1958) cultivated relationships with women whose influence profoundly affected his life and work. Not simply model, muse, or student, these women were partners, activists, and artists themselves. Weston's Women: Edward Weston and Cycles of Influence, which opens on February 22 and runs through June 21 at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, is exhibition of sumptuous and rare vintage prints featuring photographs not only by Weston but also by Magrethe Mather, Tina Modotti, Anita Brenner, Sonya Noskowiak, Imogen Cunningham, Charis Wilson, and Dody Weston.

Weston's Women has been organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions and features work from the collection of Judith G. Hochberg and Michael P. Mattis. It has been supported at the Allentown Art Museum through the generosity of the Audrey & Bernard Berman Fund and the Leon C. & June W. Holt Endowment Fund.

WESTON-related Events and Programs

April 12 (Sunday)
Distinuguished Lecturer Bruce Katsiff
1 p.m.

As part of the Museum’s Distinguished Lecturer series, Bruce Katsiff, former director and CEO of the James A. Michener Museum of Art, will explore the work of Edward Weston and the other artists included in the path-breaking exhibition Weston’s Women: Edward Weston and Cycles of Influence. FREE FOR MEMBERS, $7 NONMEMBERS

April 16, 23, and 30, and May 7 (Thursdays)
Free Guided Tour of Weston’s Women
6 p.m.

As part of free evening hours on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Museum docents lead tours through the special exhibitions. No reservation necessary. Through May 7, tour Weston’s Women: Edward Weston and Cycles of Influence in Rodale Gallery.

April 26 (Sunday)
Panel Discussion: Considering Weston’s Women
1 p.m.

A critical discussion of Weston’s work and relationships centered around the Museum’s special exhibition Weston’s Women: Edward Weston and Cycles of Influence. Panel members are Martha Madigan from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia as well as Amy Bloom and Leigh Kane from Kutztown University. $5 MEMBERS, $15 NONMEMBERS

May 6 (Wednesday)
50 MINUTES: Gallery Talk and Lunch

The Museum’s Vice President of Community Engagement, Elaine Mehalakes, leads a gallery walk through the exhibition Weston’s Women: Edward Weston and Clycles of Influence, followed by a quick stop in the Museum Café for a sampling of Karen Hunter’s lunch menu, including a soup or salad, half a sandwich desert, and a beverage. MEMBERS $15, NONMEMBERS $20. Please call 610-432-4333 ext.110 to reserve.

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