Robert Adams: Turning Back, A Photographic Journal of Re-exploration
MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-The Middlebury College Museum of Art announced this week that it has received a significant gift of contemporary photography. With the support of Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr., the Museum has acquired a complete portfolio of recent work by noted American photographer Robert Adams titled Turning Back: A Photographic Journal of Re-exploration, which comprises a suite of 164 photographs. The suite is the last of only three editions that Adams has printed. The first two editions are in the collections of Yale University and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, respectively.
Robert Adams, Sitka Spruce, Cape Blanco State Park, Curry County, Oregon, 1999-2003.
"This gift represents a landmark addition to our collection of modern and contemporary photography," said Middlebury College Museum Director and Walter Cerf Distinguished College Professor Richard Saunders. "Given the social and environmental impact of these images and the stature of Middlebury College as a leading institution in the field of environmental studies, this suite of photographs will greatly enhance the teaching mission of the Museum and will be widely studied and appreciated by a broad segment of the curriculum and the public."
The gift also includes funds to support exhibition and programming efforts related to the Turning Back portfolio. Turning Back will be exhibited starting in January of 2007 in the Museum's Christian A. Johnson Gallery.
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