Utah Museum Presents One of the Most Important Photographers of the 20th Century


SALT LAKE CITY, UT.- In the words of author Robert Coles, “Helen Levitt has had the uncanny ability to offer us those brief, revealing moments in everyday life that give our time here meaning.” The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) presents Helen Levitt Photographs, an exhibition celebrating the influential works of one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century. This exhibition is presented with support from Albion Financial Group. Consisting of more than thirty photographs from the museum’s permanent collection, Helen Levitt Photographs are on view in the UMFA’s second-floor LDS Galleria from February 24, 2011–June 12, 2011. Many of the works in this exhibition were donated to the UMFA by Helen Levitt’s family, including her brother, Bill Levitt (1917-2009), of Alta, Utah; Bill’s wife, Mimi Levitt; Bill’s son, Toby Levitt, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and