Friday, August 8, 2008

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem: The Collection of Harriette and Noel Levine

Alfred Stieglitz

Platinum print
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
© Anthony Troncale, Courtesy of the Israel Museum, The Levine Photography Collection [036_AStieg]

This online exhibition on Luminous-Lint has been kindly provided by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and announces the generous gift of Harriette and Noel Levine to the museum. The gift of a 125 exceptional prints covers the full history of photography from calotypes by Fox Talbot, David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson through the classic works of Paul Strand, Alfred Steiglitz, Man Ray and Paul Outerbridge and on to works by Cindy Sherman and David Hockney. The Levine family has been exemplary in their support of the Photography Department at the Israel Museum and have given a total of $14 million in endowed funds for the department.

I gather from Nissan N. Perez, Horace and Grace Goldsmith Senior Curator for the Noel and Harriette Levine Department of Photography, that a book is being prepared on this remarkable collection for publication in 2009 with a major exhibition in 2010 following expansion and renovation at the museum.

There is an online exhibition of this important donation on Luminous-Lint.

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