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Visit to California Museum of Photography, Riverside

  • UCR/California Museum of Photography 3824 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501 USA (map)

Please join us for a visit to the newly reopened California Museum of Photography in Riverside. We will meet Sheila Bergman, Executive Director of UCR Arts and Leigh Gleason, Director of Collections, for a private tour of the museum's permanent collection and the exhibition A Handful of Dust.

We'll then walk over to the historic Mission Inn for a buffet lunch. $32 per person prepaid includes gratuity. No refunds after July 14.

The California Museum of Photography is the largest, most diverse photographic resource in the western United States. It's permanent collection encompasses the cultural, artistic, and technological histories of photography, and is comprised of approximately 750,000 photographs, negatives, cameras, archival materials, and publications. Highlights include the Keystone-Mast Collection, considered the world's largest stereoscopic archive, and the second largest public collection of cameras in the country.

A Handful of Dust is a speculative history of the 20th century, tracing a visual journey through the imagery of dust from aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction, and natural disasters, to urban decay, domestic dirt, and forensics, via abstraction and conceptual art. The exhibition features works by over 30 artists and photographers including John Divola, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Mona Kuhn, Man Ray, Gerhard Richter, Sophie Ristelhueber, Aaron Siskind, Shomei Tomatsu, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington alongside magazine spreads, press photos, postcards, and film clips.