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The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist

Wednesday, September 08, 2004 – Sunday, December 05, 2004

  • For Everyone

This exhibition is the first major retrospective to focus exclusively on the photographic work of Charles Sheeler, one of the master photographers of the 20th-century. Featured are 120 rare prints from his major series including images of his house and barns in Doylestown, Pennsylvania from 1916 to 1917; stills from the 1920 film Manhatta; photographs of Chartres Cathedral from 1929; and several images of American industry made for Fortune magazine in the 1930s. Of special note are Sheeler's legendary views from the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge complex commissioned by Edsel Ford in 1927.

This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All photographs were drawn from The Lane Collection. In Detroit, the exhibition is sponsored by Dow Automotive.

Click here to visit the special Sheeler Exhibition site.