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MIT Museum opens new photography gallery on May 3

The MIT Museum opens the new Kurtz Gallery for Photography on May 3, with an inaugural exhibition of 75 photographs by Berenice Abbott titled Photography and Science: An Essential Unity.

The 1650-square-foot Kurtz Gallery for Photography, established with generous funding from Ronald A. Kurtz, MIT Class of 1954, has been designed specifically for the exhibition of photography. It will host temporary exhibitions drawn in part from the rich legacy of work in photography at MIT by luminaries such as Minor White (1908-76), who taught at MIT during the last decade of his life; Harold Edgerton (1903-90), the pioneer of strobe photography; and Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), who worked with the Physical Sciences Study Committee at MIT from 1958 to 1960.

Public programs
Friday, May 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Second Fridays Documenting Science: Berenice Abbott at MIT
Tuesday, May 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Visualizing Science: Through the Lens

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