Front and Center: Female Photographers from the Permanent Collection

February 27, 2017 - August 23, 2017 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition


Plains Art Museum is home to artworks by some of the 20th century’s most significant photographers, including several women. Front and Center is an exhibition of photographs selected from Plains Art Museum’s permanent collection highlighting some of these works. The images chosen utilize front and center compositions, and highlight objects and narratives both seen and unseen. Given time, each seemingly simple gesture reveals stories, tensions, mysteries and possibilities. Artists represented include Ruth Bernhard, Gloria DeFilipps Brush, Laurie Hanson, Cali Hobgood, Heidi Prenevost, and Donna Webb.

left: Laurie M. Hanson, Photo #2, c.1975, Black and white photograph, 16 x 14 ¾ in. Permanent collection
right: Donna Webb, Present, c.1980, Hand colored black and white photograph, 6 x 6 in. Permanent collection