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Newark Museum - NOW IS THEN: Snapshots from the Maresca Collection

14 - Untitled (Man and woman) (2002.59.72)

Newark Museum - NOW IS THEN: Snapshots from the Maresca Collection

NOW IS THEN: Snapshots from the Maresca Collection
February 12 - May 11, 2008
Curator: Marvin Heiferman

Now is Then: Snapshots from the Maresca Collection features nearly 200 images from the golden age of snapshot photography, the 1920s through the 1960s, selected from a collection of nearly 600 snapshots assembled by Frank Maresca, a leading expert on folk and outsider art that he donated to the Museum over the past six years. In addition to these vintage photographs, Now is Then also includes a continually changing presentation of contemporary digital snapshots, collected from the public for this exhibition, and displayed on a dynamic installation of small flat-screen monitors. These snapshots, old and new, raise interesting questions about the role photographic images play in our everyday lives: Why do we need and continue to make snapshots? How do we use them? Why do we value them? And ultimately, what happens to them?
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