Photography & Vision: The Influence of Joyce and Ted Strauss

Jun 8, 2014–Feb 4, 2015

Neil Winokur, Zorba (Self Portrait), 1990. Silver-dye bleach print. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the 1992 Alliance for Contemporary Art Auction, 1992.104. © Neil Winokur

Harold Edgerton, Rising Dove, 1934. Gelatin silver print. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Joyce and Ted Strauss, 1984.694. © Harold Edgerton, MIT, 2014, courtesy of Palm Press, Inc.

Ronald Wohlauer, Man on Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis, 1976. Gelatin silver print. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Joyce and Ted Strauss, 1992.151.

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Closed: June 8, 2014–Feb 4, 2015
North Building-Level 7

Joyce and Ted Strauss transformed the museum’s photography collection through their involvement as patrons, collectors, curators, and passionate advocates for the medium. As collectors, Joyce and Ted cast a wide net that encompassed early masterworks as well as experimental photographs by emerging artists. Even as they focused on contemporary art, they continued to acquire important twentieth century photographs with a strong historic or conceptual relationship to more recent work. The exhibition features a small portion of the hundreds of photographs the Strausses donated or directed to the museum between 1978 and today.

An exhibition catalog is available in The Shop at the Denver Art Museum and the online museum shop.