Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans at the Met
Robert Frank’s infamous body of work, The Americans, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the book’s publication opened this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City . The show, titled Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans, features the most in-depth look at arguably the most important photo book published since World War II and includes over 100 photographs, 17 books, 15 manuscripts and 22 contact sheets as well as a short film made by Frank for this exhibition. This show explores not only the roots of America as captured by one of photography’s legends, but also functions as an exploration on the photo book itself as the viewer can take note of Frank’s intentional sequencing and organization. For all those interested in the photo book, this show is not to be missed! The Museum will also host many events including An Evening With Robert Frank, already sold out, in which the artist will be in conversation with curators Jeff L. Rosenheim and Sarah Greenough about his career in photography and film. Through the month of October, the Met will screen films from the artist as well, click below to view schedule of showtimes.
Philip Gefter, author of Photography After Frank, speaks to NPR’s Daily Picture Show about the pivotal influence of Robert Frank in the field. Click here to stream audio. Gefter also wrote a piece titled Robert Frank’s America, published on The Daily Beast, click here to read more.
An Evening With Robert Frank
Friday, October 9, 2009, 6:00 PM
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans
Tuesday, September 22, 2009—Sunday, January 3, 2010
Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs and The Howard Gilman Gallery, 2nd floor
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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