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'Botanicals: The Photography Of Imogen Cunningham'

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until May 22, 2011[days & times]
  • WHERE San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
    Map | Website
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $8

The Oceanside Museum of Art is hosting a new exhibit, "Botanicals: The Photography of Imogen Cunningham," on display from January 9 - May 22, 2011. There will be a preview reception on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

About the Artist:
A pioneer of 20th century photography, Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) played a pivotal role in the acceptance of the medium as an art form and the growth of modernism. She began pursuing photography in 1901 and throughout her long career, maintained an interest in portraiture and nature. Unlike other members of the Western School of Photography who also emphasized nature, such as Edward Weston (1886-1958) and Ansel Adams (1902-84), Cunningham created intimate compositions which call attention to the abstract qualities of nature. This exhibition will feature her black and white botanical photographs from the 1920s-1930s.

Exhibit Related Events:
The exhibit's plant-based theme gives the San Diego Botanic Garden a marvelous opportunity to collaborate with OMA in several ways.

February 26-27, 2011: In these workshops, titled Photo Botanics: Botanical Photography Then and Now, explore the history, trends and techniques of botanical photography with a two-part program presented by Canon USA and Oceanside Photo and Telescope. (February 26th at 2:30 pm at OMA & February 27th at 12:30 pm at SDBG) To register contact Lacey Linek at OPT, cameras@optcorp.com or 800/ 483–6287.

From March 14 - May 22, 2011: San Diego Botanic Garden members may visit OMA and enjoy 2-for-1 admission (bring your SDBG membership card). There will also be photo workshops at both locations.

On Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 2 p.m., SDBG's Director of Horticulture, Dave Ehrlinger, will give a presentation at OMA, which is free to SDBG members.

For more information about the OMA exhibit visit oma-online.org

OMA: 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054. Google Map

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Photo of a magnolia blossom by Imogen Cunningham. The Oceanside Museum of Art is hosting a new exhibit, "Botanicals: The Photography of Imogen Cunningham," on display from January 9 - May 22, 2011.

Above: Photo of a magnolia blossom by Imogen Cunningham. The Oceanside Museum of Art is hosting a new exhibit, "Botanicals: The Photography of Imogen Cunningham," on display from January 9 - May 22, 2011.

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