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New exhibit at Hallie Ford #Museum of #Art in #SalemOR

“Myra Albert Wiggins: A Photographer’s Life”

FEBRUARY 14 – APRIL 26, 2015

Roger Hull Lecture Hall, Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Willamette University
700 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 370-6855 voice

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

Myra Albert Wiggins (1869-1956) was a Salem photographer and early member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secessionist Group. At the turn of the last century, Wiggins was considered one of the foremost women photographers in America. A major exhibition of her work will open February 14 and continue through April 26, 2015, in the Study Gallery and Print Study Center.

Born and raised in Salem, Oregon, Wiggins was a painter, poet and singer, as well as an instructor, essayist and speaker on art topics. But it was as a photographer that she established herself as an internationally recognized artist. From the late 1890s until 1910, her photographs were exhibited throughout the United States, as well as Paris, Vienna and London.

Wiggins attended Willamette University and Mills College, and in 1891 she began three years of study at the Art Students League in New York, where she received instruction from leading American painters William Merritt Chase, George DeForest Brush and Kenyon Cox. Her photographic interests prompted her to join the Society of Amateur Photographers of New York where she met and impressed a fellow member, Alfred Stieglitz, who was to become the most famous and influential photographer of the era.

…more from Willamette’s Hallie Ford Upcoming Events page

EXHIBITION RELATED EVENTS

Lecture
A Life in Pictures: Myra Albert Wiggins
Carole Glauber
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Roger Hull Lecture Hall, Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Admission is complimentary

Carole Glauber, a teacher, curator and author of Myra Wiggins: The Witch of Kodakery, will discuss the life and career of the photographer.

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Lecture
Art References, Art Echoes in the Photography of Myra Albert Wiggins
Roger Hull
Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Roger Hull Lecture Hall, Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Admission is complimentary
Roger Hull will explore the art historical and photographic references found in Wiggins’s work.

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