U.Va. Art Museum Hosts Saturday Tour by Stephen Margulies on Feb. 25

February 06, 2012

February 6, 2012 — Stephen Margulies will give a Saturday Special Tour of the University of Virginia Art Museum's exhibition, "100 Years of Photography" on Feb. 25 from 2 to 3 p.m.

The exhibition presents a chronological survey of photographic highlights in two installations. The first, on view through March 4, considers a wide range of processes and subjects, including daguerreotypes and tintypes of the 1850s, documentary photographs of the Civil War, stereoscope images, and a selection of pictorialist images from Camera Work, the quarterly photographic journal published by Alfred Stieglitz from 1903 to 1917. The installation includes images by Thomas Annan, Anne W. Brigman, Frank Eugene, Nadar, Edward Steichen, Stieglitz and others.

The second installation, covering works from about 1900 to the 1970s, will be on view from March 6 through May 13.

The exhibit was curated by Matthew Affron, an art history professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, to accompany his spring semester course, "The History of Photography."

Margulies is an alumnus of both Johns Hopkins University and U.Va. He is a published poet, essayist and scholar, and was a curator of works on paper at the museum for more than 20 years. In his talk, Margulies will discuss the evolution of photography, from its invention in 1839 through its establishment as an art medium in the early 20th century.

The U.Va. Art Museum hosts Saturday Special Tours on the third or fourth Saturday of every month. These talks offer the opportunity to join faculty, curators and scholars as they explore topics related to museum collections and exhibitions. The tours are free and open to the public. For information, call 434-243-2050 or email museumoutreach@virginia.edu.

The museum is open free to the public Tuesdays through Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m., and is located at 155 Rugby Road, one block from the Rotunda.

— By Jane Ford

Media Contact

Jane Ford

Senior News Officer U.Va. Media Relations