• Raul Canibano, Haberno, Havana. 1994. Gelatin silver print. 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (image); 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches (sheet). Crocker Art Museum, gift of Lois and Dr. Barry Ramer. © Raul Canibano
    Ourselves Through the Lens
    Photography from the Ramer Collection
    June 19, 2016 — October 23, 2016

By training the camera on individual personalities and circumstances, photographers from James Van Der Zee to Graciela Iturbide and Luis Gonzalez Palma have sought to capture the emotional lives of others. This exhibition examines our very human impulse to look, and the ways photography directs such visual encounters. Sometimes documentary, sometimes metaphorical, the 44 images selected for this exhibition include gifts to the Crocker’s permanent collection. Among the many photographic approaches documented in this exhibition are prints by Arnold Genthe, Leonard Freed, Edward Steichen, Flor Garduno, Raul Canibano, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Shelby Lee Adams, Sebastião Selgado, and Jennifer Karady. All are provocative and questioning of whether truth or artifice lies behind the portrayal.

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Tour: For America and Beyond

In this guided tour, feast on masterworks by American artists featured in "For America: Paintings From the National Academy of Design," and "Legends from Los Angeles: Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar," in the Crocker Collection, currently on view.

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In Motion: A Panel Discussion About Dance on Film

Tapping into the connection between Rady’s exquisite forms and the imagery of dance, this interactive discussion celebrates the multimodal nature of dance on film.

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