“Huntsville, Alabama,” 1978. © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York.
“Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America” captures the medium’s evolution throughout the first seven decades of the twentieth century, exploring the historical developments that led to color photography becoming the norm in popular culture and fine art. With framed photographs, as well as publications, slide shows, and film clips, this exhibition and catalogue present the story of color photography in America as it has never been told before.
“Color Rush” is currently on view through May 19, 2013 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Find a reason to get yourself to Milwaukee!
“Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, June 21, 1975″ © 1975 Stephen Shore. Courtesy of 303 Gallery, New York.
“At the Vermont state fair, Rutland.” September 1941. © Jack Delano, from the Library of Congress.
“Christmas Cakes and Cookies,” ca. 1935. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. Courtesy of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film.
“A cross roads store, bar, “juke joint,” and gas station in the cotton plantation area, Melrose, La.,” June 1940. © Marion Post Wolcott, from the Library of Congress.
“Red Interior, Provincetown,” 1977. © Joel Meyerowitz. Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.
“Untitled,” 1979. © Jan Groover. Courtesy Janet Borden, Inc.
“Bouquet of Flowers,” January 8, 1940. © Edward Steichen. Permission of the Estate of Edward Steichen. Courtesy of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film.