Special Installation: In Search of Lost Time: Ruins in Photography
January 9, 2007 - July 8, 2007
With the spread of the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century, the public fascination with the ruins of past civilizations grew as never before. Fueled by this attraction, and made possible by photographic advancements, early photographers began to capture images of ruins. In Search of Lost Time: Ruins in Photography, a focused exhibition at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, features a selection of European photographs of ruins dating to the 1850s, ranging from Egypt to Italy, Britain and southern France. The photographs are drawn from the collections of the Clark and the Troob Family Foundation.