The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to host Hide & Seek: Picture Childhood

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Helen Levitt, American (1913-2009). New York, ca. 1939. Gelatin silver print, image: 5 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005. © Courtesy Estate of Helen Levitt/Laurence Miller Gallery, N.Y.

KANSAS CITY, MO.- Exploring our fascination with
childhood as captured throughout photography’s history, Hide & Seek: Picture
Childhood will feature 45 works by 42 photographers from The Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art collection
. Among the works are a stunning
mid-19th-century portrait by Lewis Carroll, and contemporary color photographs
by Jocelyn Lee, Sage Sohier and Julie Blackmon. They will be on view at the
Museum for the first time.The significance of education, play and imagination,
the relationship between adults and children, and the place of children in the
adult world also are considered. The exhibition runs through
Feb. 21, 2010.