Roman Vishniac Rediscovered
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2015 – Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
More than any other photographer, Roman Vishniac profoundly influenced contemporary impressions of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Vishniac created the most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of that world on the eve of its annihilation, yet very little of his work was published or printed during his lifetime (1897–1990).
Roman Vishniac Rediscovered provides an introduction to Vishniac's radically diverse body of work—much of it only recently discovered. Known primarily for his poignant images of Eastern Europe, Vishniac was in fact a remarkably versatile and innovative photographer. This exhibition repositions his iconic photographs of Eastern Europe within a broader tradition of social documentary photography.
Image:Roman Vishniac, Sara, sitting in bed in a basement dwelling, with stenciled flowers above her head, Warsaw, c. 1935–37, platinum print. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography
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Wednesday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday , 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- Monday (Except selected holidays) | Closed.
- Tuesday | Closed.
- Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day | Closed.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults (19+) $24
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $20
- Military (with ID) Free
- College Students (19+ with ID) $12
- Youth (13–18) $20
- Children (12 & younger) FREE
- Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
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- Beck Building, Lower Level
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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