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January 2013

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Explore mid–20th–century experimental approaches to photography in the exhibition The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design. This exhibition offers an overview of Metzker's five–decade career and situates his work in the tradition of the Chicago Institute of Design, the profoundly influential art school where he studied in the 1950s.

Adapt the lesson below to examine the way these photographs probe photography's expressive potential through multiple and composite images, high contrast, and selective focus.

Lesson plan: Exploring Photographs, Lesson 1—Methods of Visual Analysis

Exhibition: The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design is on view through February 24, 2013

Chicago / Metzker
Chicago, negative 1958; print 1985, Ray K. Metzker. The Nelson–Atkins Museum of Art, Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2009.6.15. © Ray K. Metzker

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Vase by Jean-Désiré Ringel d'Illzach has been reinstalled in the West Pavilion, Gallery W103.

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