Steichen, Rodin, and the Modern Nude
January 15 – March 18, 2000
As the female nude in Western art underwent an abstraction, Edward Steichen helped introduce the modern nude to American audiences in a series of photogravures published in Alfred Steiglitz' famous journal Camera Work. At the same time, he was instrumental in the publication of Auguste Rodin's abstract drawings of the nude in a subsequent issue of Camera Work. The exhibition will feature a selection of Steichen photogravures, Rodin heliographs, and related work that, for American audiences at the time, extended the limits of art.