ART/SCENE: Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard

Although Walker Evans was not from the South, a lot of the work that he is famous for was created there. His exhibit of Picture Postcards is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection and is on display thru May 25.

The Met is hosting a “Gallery Talk” about Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard today (4/14) and again on April 29.

April 14, 2009
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
The Howard Gilman Gallery
Free with Museum admission

Museum curators, conservators, educators, independent scholars, and advanced students of art history regularly present Gallery Talks that focus on specific aspects of the collection, as well as on special exhibitions.

The exhibition displays hundreds of picture postcards drawn from the vast collection of the American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975). This indigenous American realist art form directly influenced Evans’s artistic development, as is demonstrated by a selection of his own photographs, printed in 1936 on postcard photographic paper.

Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator, Department of Photographs, MMA

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