Black, White and Abstract: Callahan, Siskind and White
at the Baltimore Museum of Art
The Harrisburg Camera Club is taking a field trip to see the Callahan, Siskind and White exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Saturday September 16th leaving at 8:30 from the Camp Hill Arby’s lot. Your field trip leader is Andrew Hoff. We should arrive shortly after the museum opens at 10:00. There is no admission fee, but there is a charge for parking.
After viewing the exhibition some members my chose to visit the Rawlings Conservatory ($5.00 suggested donation) to photograph flowers and plants or the Maryland (Baltimore) Zoo that has an entry fee of $19.00. Both are within 5 miles of the museum in Druid Park.
Expected return time to Camp Hill – Exhibition only - 2:00, with Rawlings Conservatory 4:30, with Baltimore Zoo 5:30.
More information about the exhibition:
Black, White & Abstract considers the work of three of the most important and influential American photographers of the 20th century: Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White.
The BMA is fortunate to have strong holdings of works by Callahan and Siskind, and now White as well thanks to the recent acquisition of the nine-part series Sound of One Hand Clapping, Sequence 14, never before on view at the Museum.
Born within a decade of one another, Callahan, Siskind, and White each took up photography in the 1930s, with their work coming to the fore in the 1940s and 1950s as they embarked on teaching careers.
Although they worked primarily in black and white they periodically experimented with color photography, especially Callahan. Each, in his own way, was interested in pursuing abstraction, through their work was always tied to representational subject matter.
All three photographers were also intrigued by exploring formal and/or conceptual themes through series of photographs.
Attached are links to the three locations: