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Masters of American Photography
from the Reading Public Museum
Photographs from
the Matthew R. Bergey Collection

April 13 – June 6, 2015
Opening Reception on April 23rd

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum is proud to announce a major gift of exemplary American and European photography from the 19th and 20th century, which will be exhibited alongside “Masters of American Photography,” photographs on loan from the Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania.

The donated work, “Photographs from the Matthew R. Bergey Collection,” an outstanding group of thirty-six photographs by twenty-six photographers, will substantially enhance the museum’s growing collection of photography. Shown concurrently with the Bergey Collection, “Masters of American Photography” is a cache of photographs by significant American photographers of the 20th century.

Together these two exhibitions include works that elegantly represent the history of photography from its 19th-century beginnings to the end of the 20th century. The Reading Museum’s “Masters of American Photography” includes iconic images by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, and Dorothea Lange. The Bergey Collection represents a remarkable array of images from pioneers of the medium to modern and contemporary photographers from Eugéne Atget and Walker Evans to Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, and Laurie Simmons.

Public programs include a lecture series beginning on opening night, Thursday, April 23rd, by Reading museum curator, Scott A. Schweigert; continues with a talk on the Bergey Collection by museum director and curator Amy Winter; followed by discussion on photographic techniques titled "Eyes and Minds on a Group of Photographs" by expert Larry Gottheim. For further information about dates, times, and directions to the museum, visit the GTM website at www.qc.cuny.edu/godwin_ternbach.

Images top: Dorothea Lange (1895 - 1965), Migrant Mother - Nipomo, California, 1936; Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984), Monolith, the Face of Halfdome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1927

Cultural after school adventures (CASA)
with PS 242 Leonard P Stavisky Early Childhood School

June 15 –June 20, 2015

The second annual Animals at the Museum exhibition will display artwork created at PS 242 Leondard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School with CASA (Cultural Afterschool Adventures) and the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. The Cultural Afterschool Adventures (CASA) program, provided by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, is made possible through the generosity of New York City Council Member Peter Koo, and is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Image: Totems from the 2014 CASA class.

Persuasive Images: Architecture Of The 1939-40 & 1964-65 New York World’s Fairs

June 29 – July 27, 2015

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum is delighted to welcome a guest exhibition organized by the Queens Historical Society. The exhibtion is curated by Richard Hourahan of the Queens Historical Society and Brian Percival, Queens College Professor Emeritus.

Image: Postcard of the New York Pavilion - New York World's Fair 1964-65

Museum Hours
Mon.–Thurs. 11 am to 7 pm, Sat. 11 am to 5 pm

Please note that the museum, located in Klapper Hall, Room 405, is not open on holidays and when the college is closed. Admission is free. Click here for directions to Queens College.

Please call the museum for updated programs and schedules or re-visit this website www.qc.cuny.edu/godwin_ternbach for further information.

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