Monthly Archives: November 2010

Philip Gefter to lecture on life and work of photographer André Kertész tonight@DIA

Shadows of the Eiffel Tour, 1926, by André Kertész, (c) Higher Pictures

Daily Beast blogger and former NYTimes page one picture editor will present a lecture this evening on the life and work of Hungarian photographer André Kertész. Join us a 7p.m. in the DIA’s Lecture Hall. The lecture is free with museum admission and is sponsored by The Forum for Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

More swatches please…DIA photo gallery in transition


Visitors in DIA's gallery of photography 2008

Since its reopening in the summer of 2008,  the Albert and Peggy de Salle Gallery of Photography has been the site of four exhibitions, along with nails, wire, plaster and the general wear and tear that plenty of foot traffic can bring into the gallery. So earlier this year, the DIA’s photo gallery closed for a minor facelift and general sprucing up. Contractors are now finished up with work and installation on the next exhibition begins this week.

Test swatches@the DIA

Recently, museum techs assisted with testing paints, colors and lighting to compliment photographic works of art. In recent years, we brought a cooler,  contemporary look to the space quite unlike its original and outdated suburban look from the days of yore…

Albert and Peggy de Salle Gallery of Photography in suburban beige circa 1990

And visitors will find photograph exhibitions now  adjacent to another refurbished space intended for more permanent collection treasures. This area currently is closed off but will see completion closer to the end of the year. Preliminary work has revealed the original footprint and Beaux Arts  details that architect Paul Cret had originally envisioned for this section of the building nearby Cafe DIA. But you may get a sneak peek when coming to see the next exhibition featuring work by Hungarian photographer André Kertész. Visitors will pass through the area to enter the  Albert and Peggy de Salle Gallery of Photography which will reopen to the public Wednesday, November 24, just in time for our annual Thanksgiving holiday rush.