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Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective

Nov 18 2021 – Feb 6 2022

Seattle Art Museum

Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries

Imogen Cunningham (American, 1883–1976) was a seminal photographer with a far-ranging vision, creating a diverse and innovative range of work over her seven-decade-long career. The first major retrospective in the United States in more than 35 years, this exhibition brings together nearly 200 of her insightful portraits, elegant flower and plant studies, poignant street pictures, and groundbreaking nudes in a visual celebration of Cunningham's immense contribution to the history of 20th-century photography.

This exhibition is organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Presenting Sponsor


Major Sponsor
National Endowment for the Arts

Generous Support
Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Endowment
Mary and Dean Thornton Endowment Fund

Two Callas, before 1929, Imogen Cunningham, American, 1883–1976, gelatin silver print, 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 in., Seattle Art Museum, Gift of John H. Hauberg, 89.26, © (1929), 2009 Imogen Cunningham Trust.

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