Curated by Professor Deborah Varat
February 28 to April 6, 2013
Opening Reception: February 28, 5-7 pm
The magic of childhood is one of the central tenets of western culture in modern times. We celebrate the wonderland joy that we nostalgically associate with our own early life. Childhood as actually lived, though, is neither as innocent nor as fragile as we are inclined to remember. This exhibit, by presenting a range of candid photographs of children from the last 100 years, strives towards a more authentic view of childhood stripped of sentiment and cliché.
This exhibit was made possible by the generous donations of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Gallery Kayafas, Howard Greenberg Gallery, The Currier Museum, Robert Klein Gallery. Photographers include: Helen Levitt, Jules Aarons, Teenie Harris Melissa Ann Pinney, Nicholas Nixon, Harold Roth, Rebecca Lepkoff, Arthur Leipzig, Edward Steichen, Aaron Siskind.
Association Football #1 Arthur Leipzig, 1943, Courtesy, Greenberg Gallery, New York