August Sander, Putzfrau (Cleaning Woman), 1928. © 2013 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Cologne / ARS, NY. Seydou Keïta, Untitled, 1959. Loan from The Walther Collection, New York.

Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander & Seydou Keïta

May 19, 2013October 27, 2013
North Building - Level 7 — Included in general admission.

This exhibition will feature the work of two twentieth-century photographers, August Sander (German, 1876-1964) and Seydou Keïta (Malian, 1921-2001), whose work documented transformations in their respective countries through portraiture of everyday citizens. Although the intentions of these two artists were quite different, connections can be drawn to their similar conceptions of the portrait and use of clothing and environment as important markers of identity and societal change.

Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander & Seydou Keïta was part of the summer 2013 campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles.

Spun: Adventures in Textiles is organized by the Denver Art Museum. Funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander and Seydou Keïta is organized by the Denver Art Museum in conjunction with the Walther Collection, New York. Funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).