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A new vision: Modernist photography on view at the Currier Museum of Art

MANCHESTER, NH.- The Currier Museum of Art’s latest special exhibition traces the development of the modernist movement from the 1920s to its impact on artists today. Featuring more than 150 works displayed in three expansive galleries, A New Vision: Modernist Photography reflects the international nature of modernism, and includes American photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward and Brett Weston, Margaret Bourke-White, Man Ray and Charles Sheeler, as well as European artists including Lotte Jacobi, László Moholy-Nagy, Helmar Lerski and Imre Kinszki. Boris Ignatovich’s 1930s Tramway Handles and Margaret Bourke-White’s 1928 photo Turbine, Niagara Falls Power Co. showcase modernist images of isolated elements from the manmade world. While close-ups of nature, such as Brett Weston’s 1980 (untitled) Tide Pool and Kelp, reveal striking abstract compositions that emphasize the repetition