The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from The Met Collection at The Met Fifth Avenue

This installation of contemporary photography from The Met collection surveys the diverse ways in which contemporary artists have photographed landscape and the built world over the last half century. The exhibition opens with works from the late 1960s and early 1970s by artists in America and Europe who brought the lessons of Minimal and Conceptual art to bear on views of nature both raw and acculturated. Also included are a series of unique Polaroid prints made by Walker Evans in Hale County—the setting for his famous 1930s photographs of Alabama sharecroppers—near the end of his life.


Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Start Date

December 12, 2016

End Date

May 28, 2017


10:00 AM - 05:30 PM


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028

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