When Aaron Met Harry exhibition files

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1996

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

1.25 linear feet of material relating to the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s 1996 exhibition When Aaron Met Harry, including checklists, loan agreements, research, the exhibition card, transparencies, and some correspondence. Artists represented include Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Barbara Crane, Ray K. Metzker, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Joseph Jachna, Kenneth Josephson, and others.

Biographical Historical Note

Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Photography in 1996, When Aaron Met Harry was an exhibition of work by photographers who were students of Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design, working in Chicago between the years 1946, when Callahan arrived at the school, and 1971, when Siskind departed.

Additional Notes

Institute of Design Photography Oral History Project, Illinois Institute of Technology; Gallery 312 Records, Columbia College Chicago; Visual Materials from the Institute of Design, Chicago History Museum