Thursday, November 10, 2016

Dave Heath Exhibition at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Opening November 19th, 2016

New York City, circa 1963 © Dave Heath /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto and
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
November 19, 2016 - March 19, 2017

The photographs of Dave Heath (1931-2016) evoke an intense, bittersweet vision of modern life. Abandoned by his parents at the age of four, he grew up in Philadelphia foster homes and an orphanage. This sense of physical and emotional homelessness shaped his artistic vision. Through the camera, Heath channeled his personal feelings into a deeper and larger statement about loss, uncertainty, pain, love and hope.

This exhibition surveys Heath’s classic work in black and white, from 1949 to 1969, centering on “A Dialogue with Solitude,” a celebrated sequence of 82 photographs created in the early 1960s. The exhibition concludes with a selection of his most recent work—color images made on the streets of New York and Toronto between 2001 and 2007.

A Multitude of One: The Artistic Vision of Dave Heath
Thursday, Dec 1 | 6–7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium
Join curator Keith F. Davis for an overview and a celebration of the long and influential career of Dave Heath. Book signing to follow.

Gallery Talk

Friday, February 12 | 7–8 p.m.
Join curator Keith F. Davis for a guided tour of the exhibition.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Locations: Gallery L13

Exhibition Ticket Prices
Members and children under 12: Free
Adults: $12
Seniors over 55: $10
Students with ID: $6

For more information please visit:

Dave Heath's artist page:

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