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Monday, October 04, 2010

TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945

Rediscover Renowned Masterworks of Early Photography

 Washington, D.C.—The photographs of the pictorialist movement are among the most spectacular works of art in the medium’s history. This October, The Phillips Collection brings over 120 of these celebrated images to Washington, D.C. with the exhibition TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945. The exhibition, drawn from the George Eastman House Collections, chronicles pictorialism from its inception through its impact on photography today. The Phillips is the final stop on the international tour of the critically acclaimed exhibition, organized by George Eastman House and Vancouver Art Gallery. It is on view from Oct. 9, 2010 through Jan. 9, 2011.

TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945 is organized by George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film and Vancouver Art Gallery. Organizing curator is Alison Devine Nordström. Coordinating curator at The Phillips Collection is Elsa Smithgall.


The Phillips Collection is located in the heart of Washington’s historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, at 1600 21st Street, NW, near the Dupont Circle Metro (Q Street exit).  Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays until 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays and New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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