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september, 2019

sat14sepAll Daysun10novVantage Points: Contemporary PhotographyWhitney Museum of American Art(All Day) Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St Event Organized By: Peoria Riverfront Museum Event Type :Art Exhibit


September 14 (Saturday) - November 10 (Sunday)


Peoria Riverfront Museum

222 SW Washington St

Event Details

Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm | Sunday, 12-5pm

Vantage Points: Contemporary Photography from the 

Whitney Museum of American Art

September 14 through November 10

The first exhibition of its kind in the nation, Vantage Points: Contemporary American Photography, is a collaboration between the Whitney Museum of American Art, founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and regarded as the foremost institution of contemporary American art; Art Bridges, founded by Alice Walton (daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton), whose mission is to bring outstanding American art to the public; and the Peoria Riverfront Museum. The exhibition features photographs by 20 of the most influential artists of the 1970s through the 2000s, including Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sally Mann, Diane Arbus, Gregory Crewdson, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin and Richard Avedon.

Vantage Pointsis the first contemporary photography exhibition hosted by the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

The photographs in Vantage Points provide an examination of the impact of photography at a time where the camera has become a mode of both cultural and creative expression for all, elaborating on techniques, meaning, and context in the genre of contemporary photography. Vantage Pointstells the stories of subject and photographer, and of photography as an art form.

The exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

The museum gratefully acknowledges ourVantage Points: Contemporary American Photography sponsors. Support for Vantage Points is provided by Art Bridges Foundation, Oak River Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Visionary Society.


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