William Wegman (American, b. 1943), Swivel, 1989, gelatin silver print, Bequest of Carl M. Jacobs III, 2009.274, © William Wegman
One of a periodic exhibition series highlighting the museum’s rich photography collection, Looking at Animals presents rarely seen pictures and familiar treasures alongside exciting new additions. Artworks on view suggest many ways to think about human relationships with non-human creatures—from what we think of animals to what we believe our interactions with animals say about us. Featured photographs span nearly two hundred years of photography from the 1840s to the early 21st century, including works by Shelby Lee Adams, James Presley Ball, Nancy Ford Cones, Henry Horenstein, Nina Leen, Raghu Rai, Nancy Rexroth, Torbjørn Rødland, Yinka Shonibare, William Wegman, and Garry Winogrand, among others.
This exhibition has an accessible pathway.