ON-Lion Letter
From February 9 through May 4, 2008, the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is featuring a major exhibition of photographs taken in central Europe during the first half of the last century.  "Foto:  Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945" recovers the crucial role played by photography in the region's interwar period, sketching its model of modernity.

In the 1920s and 1930s, photography became in immense phenomenon across Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, and Poland.  It fired the imagination of hundreds of progressive artists, provided a creative outlet for thousands of devoted amateurs, and was newly heavily used in the illustrated press -- magazines, newspapers, advertising, and books.

MAM's "Foto" exhibit shows the pictures taken by these artists and amateurs, offering great insight into how they viewed themselves and their times.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports MAM.  "Foto" is sponsored by Milwaukee's Argosy Foundation, with additional support from others.
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