Exhibitions

The Horse and the Camera: From the Judith & Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection

Aug 11, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

Capturing the horse at rest and in motion has been an obsession for many since the advent of the camera. From the first frames of a horse at full gallop from Edweard Muybridge's Animal Locomotion and well into the 20th century, photographers were fascinated with the imagery of a horse standing still and the grace and power of equine movement. This exhibition shows a brief timeline of vintage and antique equine photographs from the pinnacle of black-and-white photography on loan from the private collection of Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Guests to the NSLM will experience the changes in photographic imagery and horsemanship over the course of a century!  The  Horse and the Camera: From the Judith & Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection is made possible through the generous support of Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Akre.

Eadweard Muybridge (English, 1830-1904)
Horse and Rider, c. 1890
Collotype
19 x 24 1/8 inches
On loan from the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection

Eadweard Muybridge (English, 1830-1904)
Horse and Rider, c. 1890
Collotype
19 x 24 1/8 inches
On loan from the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection