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W. Eugene Smith - Pittsburgh

The crazy portrait of a powerful industrial city

From: 16/05/2018 - To: 16/09/2018

Fondazione MAST- Via Speranza, 42 - Bologna

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Date of last update: 11/10/2018, 10:29

National Tube Company works, U.S. Steel Corporation, McKeesport, and Union Railroad
Bridge over the Monongahela River, 1955-1957
© W. Eugene Smith / Magnum Photos

For the first time in Italy, MAST presents an exhibition entirely dedicated to American photographer W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) and his monumental work started in 1955 in Pittsburgh which, at the time, was the main industrial city in the world. The project, which Smith himself considered the most ambitious of his career, was never completed and only a small number of images reached the public.

The MAST exhibition features the main nucleus of his magnificent yet tormented work through over 170 photographs that create a portrait of Pittsburgh and 1950s America, made up of lights, shades and promises of happiness and progress.

The exhibition is curated by Urs Stahel and organised by Fondazione MAST in collaboration with the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

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Event hours
Tuesday to Sunday h 10am - 7pm. Closed on Monday

Free admission

  • From: 16/05/2018
  • To: 16/09/2018

Tuesday to Sunday h 10am - 7pm. Closed on Monday