By Way of these Eyes: The Hyland Collection of American Photography
14 July – 28 October 2012
By Way of These Eyes presented treasures from textile designer Christopher Hyland’s comprehensive collection of American photography. Hyland, president of one of the world’s leading firms specialising in luxury fabrics and founder of the acclaimed HYLAND lifestyle magazine, describes collecting photography as one of the greatest adventures of his life.
Photographers represented included, amongst others, Edward Steichen (1879-1973), Edward Weston (1886-1958), Paul Strand (1890-1976), Andreas Feininger (1906-1999), Brett Weston (1911-1993), Joyce Tenneson (b. 1945), Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), Shelby Lee Adams (b. 1950), Sally Mann (b. 1951), Herb Ritts (1952-2002), Thomas Barbéy (b. 1957), John Dugdale (b. 1960), and David Deal (b. 1970).
Marilyn – Hollywood Icon
Unlike other ‘Marilyn’ exhibitions of recent years, the American Museum’s 50th anniversary extravaganza was packed full of costumes actually worn by Monroe. The twenty costumes on display were not replicas but the real thing – just like the lady herself.
The Compassionate Eye: Birds and Beasts from the American Museum’s Print Collection
The Compassionate Eye, an exhibition of prints by American artists depicting the sympathetic relationship between man and beast, showcased pieces from a collection amassed by Museum founder, Dr Dallas Pratt.