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The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist is the first major retrospective to focus exclusively on his photographic work created between 1915-1939. Featured in the exhibition are over 100 rare works from his major series including: early photographs of African sculpture and other works of art; images of his house and barns in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (1916-17); stills of New York City from the 1920 film Manhatta (this six-minute film runs continuously in the gallery); images from the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge plant (1927); architectural studies of Chartres Cathedral (1929); and several images on the theme of power in American industry made for Fortune magazine in the 1930s. Also included are Sheeler's early abstract nude photographs of his first wife Katharine (1918-19) and lesser-known late photographs, used in place of traditional sketches for his paintings of the 1940s and 1950s.

This exhibition is free with museum admission. Click here for visitor information.The exhibition is curated by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Gilles Mora, and Karen Haas and accompanied by a catalogue.