August 20, 2019 – September 6, 2020
On view in the
Kenneth J. and Judith H. Riskind/ Patricia Carr Morgan and Peter F. Salomon Gallery
Born in Los Angeles in 1939, Ralph Gibson is a celebrated American photographer who has developed a distinguished career that spans more than fifty years. The son of a Hollywood director, Gibson grew up in a culture of glamour and dream-making that defined American cinema in the mid-twentieth century. Studying photography while serving in the U.S. Navy, he began to capture images of people, places, and things with keen introspection. This exhibition is a selection of photographs that reveals his ability to seize the drama and poignance in the commonplace.
This exhibition is organized by the Tucson Museum of Art and curated by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator.
Ralph Gibson, Striped Shirt Pen, 2014, Silver gelatin print, AP. 2017.43.2 Gift of Mehul Patel.
The 2019/2020 Exhibition Season at the Tucson Museum of Art is generously sponsored by Joyce Broan, Connie Hillman Family Foundation, Jon and Linda Ender, James J. and Louise R. Glasser, AC Hotel Tucson, and the Tucson Museum of Art League.