Sunday, January 2, 2011

"Our Future is in the Air"

This exhibition, which accompanies Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand, surveys the range of uses to which photography was put to use in the 1910s. The title "Our Future Is in the Air" is taken from a military aviation pamphlet that figures prominently in a 1912 Cubist tabletop still life by Picasso; "It suggests the twinned sense of exhilarating optimism and lingering dread that accompanied the dissolution of the old order".

"Our Future is in the Air": Photographs from the 1910s will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through April 10, 2011 in the Howard Gilman Gallery. For more information, visit

Morton Schamberg. View of Rooftops, 1917. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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