Camera Sacra: Capturing the Soul of NatureApril 21, 2005-December 3, 2005
Location: Nathan Cummings Building for Modern and Contemporary Art
Curator: Nissan Perez
A survey of landscape photography from 1839 to the present, focusing on the works of artists who sought to render not only a likeness of a particular view but also the sense of power and mystery that resides in nature. The works on view convey the idea of communion with nature as a spiritual experience, and range from images that address the mythical and magic attributes of nature from a mystical or cultic point of view to those that express the more contemporary worship of nature from an ecological perspective. Most of the works are from the Museum's collection, supplemented by photographs on loan from Gérard Lévy, Paris, and Gary Sokol, San Francisco.