Baldwin Gallery pulls from archives for notable exhibit

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Jellyfish, from the series Urban Pools, 2007, by Kendra North – Archival pigment print

The Baldwin Photographic Gallery’s new exhibit features photographs from the gallery’s archives, with works by Ansel Adams, Jerry Uelsmann and other famous photographers.

Entitled simply “The Collection,” the display focuses on works acquired by the gallery over the past 50 years. Jackie Heigle, associate professor in Media Arts, curated the exhibit. She will talk about the photographs’ backstories, including how the works were acquired and selected, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, starting at 6 p.m., in Room 104 of the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building. A reception will be held in the gallery after the presentation.

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Main Street, Hartford, MA 1975 by Philip Trager – gelatin silver  print

The Baldwin Photographic Gallery provides access to inspiring photographic works for the students and faculty of MTSU as well as the general public. The gallery has a long tradition of exhibiting photographic works of national and international stature and brings exhibiting artists to MTSU to conduct workshops and lectures.

The gallery was founded in 1964 by Professor Harold Baldwin. He served as curator of the gallery and professor of Photography until his retirement in 1991. The gallery was formally named for Baldwin in 1996. He made a large gift in 2013 to build a new gallery space, which opened Jan. 27, 2014.

Baldwin also established a permanent gallery collection of prints of exhibiting artists. The Baldwin Collection includes the works of notable artists such as Ansel Adams, Minor White and Jerry Uelsmann.

The Baldwin Photographic Gallery is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building.


Boy with Baby on Back in Hiroshima, September, 1945 by Joe O’Donnell – gelatin silver print

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