Developing Greatness: The Origins of American Photography, 1839-1885

Featured Exhibition Tours

Enrich your Museum visit by taking a tour. There are a variety of ways to enjoy the featured exhibition as well as our outstanding art collection.


Developing Greatness: The Origins of American Photography, 1839 to 1885
June 9 – December 30, 2007

From its invention in 1839, photography has been woven deeply into the fabric of everyday life. The message of photographs is a multi-faceted combination of aesthetics, history, interpretation and information. This exhibition will survey the key artists, themes, and works of early American photographers, using these works to illuminate many facets of 19th c. American thought and culture. A large number of previously unpublished works are represented in the exhibition.

Walk-in tours of this featured exhibition are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 am. Tickets are required for the walk-in tour.

You may also schedule a tour with the Tour Scheduler.

Schools may also take a tour of this exhibition. School tours are free of charge and are available Tuesday through Friday at 9:45 am. To schedule a school tour fill out the Tour Request Form.

Additional tours of the Museum’s Photography collection, including the recently acquired Hallmark Photographic Collection, will be available as well.

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