The San Antonio Museum of Art has been given more than 850 photographs by collectors Marie Brenner and Ernest Pomerantz. The works, which begin in the 1920s and run into the 1990s, track transformative events such as The Great Depression, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement, as well as scenes of urban and rural life, such as the marqueed chaos of Times Square or the gnarled trees of the Sierra Mountains. To celebrate this gift, the Museum—which has been steadily growing its photography collection over the last three years—will present the exhibition Capturing the Moment: Photographs from the Marie Brenner and Ernest Pomerantz Collection, opening February 22 and running through May 12, 2019.
Among the artists whose work is included in the gift and the exhibition are Dmitri Baltermants, Ilse Bing, Paul Caponigro, Henri Cartier-Bresson, W.E. Dassonville, Mike Disfarmer, Leonard Freed, Danny Lyon, Joel Meyerowitz, Arthur Rothstein, Stephen Shore, and Louis Clyde Stoumen.
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The San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
February 22, 2019 to May 12, 2019