Category: Current Exhibitions

Joel Meyerowitz: Confluence, 1964-1984

While most artistic photographers of the 1960s focused entirely on black and white, Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938) was an early proponent of using color as a way to capture a more expressive and atmospheric image. His energetic New York streetscapes are celebrated for their quirky characters and architectural detail, while contemporaneously his ethereal photographs of Cape Cod, Massachusetts focus on the singular light and seascapes of this unique peninsula. Comparing his early works in both black and white and color allow a vital visual comparison between both genres and content. Together the works brought together for this exhibition explore the visual gatherings of a master at his best. Meyerowitz is the author of over fifty books of photography, including Cape Light, considered a classic of color photography. He has twice been a Guggenheim fellow and is the winner of innumerable photo awards. His photographs are in the collections of the most noted museum of the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. The photographs featured in this exhibition are just a selection from the 362 prints that were gifted in 2021 to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts by an anonymous donor. On View March 21 – July 7, 2024

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Gary Monroe: Life in South Beach, 1977-1986

In 1977, photographer Gary Monroe, a native of Miami Beach, embarked on a decade-long project to photograph the aging community of South Beach. Vastly different than the glitzy beach community of today, the area was home to primarily Jewish retirees who embraced the sun, sand, and cheap rents. The photographs in the exhibition are composed of the community’s candid moments, daily activities, and community gatherings. Monroe’s sharp eye and empathetic viewpoint transforms the mundaneness of people walking down the street into a reflection on a vanished way of life. On view: March 26 – May 19, 2024

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