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#GivingTuesday, Dec. 1 - Join MOPA and other charitable-minded individuals on a day focused on giving back to our community. #ArtForEveryone is the theme of MOPA's #GivingTuesday this year as we celebrate a year of inclusivity and accessibility. Read more

Lights, Camera, Auction! Recap

Thank you to every one of you who made Photo Auction 2015 an incredible success. With the generous support of our contributing artists, galleries, sponsors and host committee members, we raised more than $240,000 for MOPA. Proceeds from this year’s event provide essential support for our arts education programs, and allows MOPA to continue to be a leading center for visual learning.
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Featured Exhibition

The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White is an original exhibition and publication dedicated to the work and legacy of Minor White (American, 1908-1976). This exhibition marks the first major museum examination focusing on White’s sequences, a unique style of presentation he refined throughout his career.

One of America’s most important and influential photographers, writers and educators of the 20th century, White was a force in the field for more than three decades. Before the global transmission of images, he was a pioneer in the transition of photography from an artistic and descriptive medium into a powerful tool for communicating complex visual ideas and emotion. White established the photographic concept now commonly referred to as “visual literacy,” a way of seeing and reading photographs that remains relevant in today’s image-driven digital age.

Support for The Time Between is provided by MOPA's Minor White Council:
Gordon Brodfuehrer
Diane and Rod Dammeyer
Olivia and Peter Farrell
Ann and David Johns
Karen Kinney
Gail and Mel Mackler
Jacki Johnson and Ken Widder
Clifford Schireson and John Venekamp

NOTE: No photography is allowed in the Minor White exhibition due to copyright restrictions. Please be respectful of our lender's wishes and refrain from taking photographs. Photography is allowed in Self/Reflection, Seeing is Believing? and Dream City.

Minor White, American, 1908–1976
Windowsill Daydreaming, Rochester, New York , 1958
No. 6 from Jupiter Portfolio , published  1975
Gelatin silver print
The Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum, bequest of Minor White
MWA 58-171-7
© Trustees of Princeton University