Eadweard Muybridge, [Dancing (fancy)]
Plate 188 from Animal Locomotion, 1887,
collotype, 47.5 x 60.0 cm, Collection of
the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Andy
Sylvester, VAG 2013.24.6
The Vancouver Art Gallery has received a significant donation of photographs, and many of these historic works will be on display in an upcoming exhibition.
Harold Edgerton (1903-1990) and Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) are regarded as pioneers in the history of modern and contemporary photography. Recently, a group of Toronto-based art collectors donated a collection of 80 photos by Edgerton to the VAG. A local gallerist also donated 27 photos by Muybridge.
A selection of these works will be part of the forthcoming exhibition Out of Sight: New Acquisitions, which opens at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) on March 29, 2014.
Historic photography exhibition coming up at the Vancouver Art Gallery