'Snapshot' Exhibit Comes to IMA


The Indianapolis Museum of Art has a new exhibit highlighting the influence of photography on Post-Impressionist painters. “Snapshot” combines paintings and photos with information on the photographic technology available at the time to the seven artists featured.

“These rarely seen photographs can be analyzed for their intriguing links to the artists’ work in other media or simply savored for their revealing glimpses of turn-of-the-century European life,” says Ellen W. Lee, The Wood-Pulliam Senior Curator at the IMA.

>> See a full gallery of shots from the exhibit here.

Highlights include Henri Evenepoel’s early experiments in self-portrait, Henri Rivière’s photographs of the then under-construction Eiffel Tower, and several early handheld cameras, including Kodak’s Bullseye that brought that company to prominence.

“Snapshot” runs now through September 2 at the IMA, which is its third home. The curators of the previous exhibitions at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. collaborated with Lee to bring these works to life. For the duration, visitors are invited to upload their own snapshots and take part in the IMA’s “My Snapshot” photo contest. Tickets start at $12 and are available on the IMA’s website.

Photos by Meredith Cohen