Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Out of the Box at the DeCordova Museum

I am delighted to announce that the show that I curated for the DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Out of the Box: Photography Portfolios from the Permanent Collection, is now open!

I was honored to be chosen as the first guest curator for this new series. This exhibition is a part of a new initiative at the DeCordova: inviting guest curators to explore their permanent collection and bring to it new viewpoints. The staff was wonderful to work with and I am very proud of the show. Above are images from a special reception and gallery talk.

Out of the Box highlights the history and strengths of the DeCordova's permanent photography collection. DeCordova's holdings offer a unique opportunity to explore this topic as nearly one fifth of the photography collection's over 1,400 prints are from portfolios.
Selections from 11 diverse portfolios are featured, as well as the entire PRC Portfolio.

If you are in the area, I hope you can check it out! Dates for the exhibition and the opening reception are listed below.

Out of the Box: Photography Portfolios from the
Permanent Collection

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
October 24, 2009 - October 2010
Opening reception (in conjunction with their Biennial):
Saturday, January 23, 7 - 9pm

For more information and directions, click here.

Pics above, a mix of images taken by Roger Farrington and Bob Watts.


Julie Levesque said...

Just saw this show and loved it... thanks!

LKB said...

Thank you Julie! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie,

My first message has been deleted...
I was wondering whether you had published anything regarding the history of photography portfolio.
I have researched on this but couldn't find anything so far. Did you yourself?
Could you please email: yasminareggad[at]
Many thanks and I am looking forward to hearing from you.
All the best,

LKB said...

Hi Yasmina - Not sure how it was deleted, I promise you I didn't do it! I will email you regarding your question. Thanks for your interest!