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MAM Exhibit Helen Levitt: In the Street

Feb. 25, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Featuring the honest, humorous and inventive works of prolific documentary photographer Helen Levitt, this exhibition features 30 photographs, a slide installation and Levitt’s iconic film, “In the Street.One of the best-known street photographers of the 20th century, Levitt documented the everyday dramas of New York City. Working from the 1930s through the 1990s, Levitt roamed the Lower East Side, Spanish Harlem and other urban neighborhoods, capturing fresh and unstudied views of everyday city life. Her photographs portray mothers hovering as their children play, pedestrians making their way along busy sidewalks, and neighbors visiting on stoops, among other scenes. Rarely do any of the figures in Levitt’s work, child or adult, engage directly with the photographer or strike a premeditated pose; much more frequently they seem to be occupied completely in their own worlds. Her photographs, first in black and white and later in color, observe people of every age, race and class without attempting to impose social commentary. 

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-224-3200
http://www.mam.org
Venue Description:
The Milwaukee Art Museum's collection comprises more than 20,000 works of art from ancient to contemporary and is housed in a trio of unique structures from Eero Saarinen's 1950s building through a David Kahler section added in the 1970s and the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion. The museum houses 15th to 20th century European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, folk art, Haitian art and outsider art. MAM's cafe also offers great lunches in a luminous setting with lake views. Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum's Web site for hours, admission fees and a full description of current exhibitions. mam.org.
Milwaukee Art Museum
http://www.mam.org