April 6, 2021, 10:49.45 am ET  

Photo: The Jewish Museum                                                                   

The Jewish Museum is presenting “Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine,” an exhibition exploring how photography, graphic design, and popular magazines converged to transform American visual culture from the 1930s to the 1950s. The exhibition will be on view through July 11, 2021.  

The exhibition is organized into five sections: “Art as Design, Design as Art,” “Fashion as Desire,” “The Contested Page,” “Reimagining Industry,” and “Graphic Effect.” It features over 150 works including vintage photographs, art book layouts, and magazine cover designs by such influential figures as Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, Lester Beall, Margaret Bourke-White, Louis Faurer, Robert Frank, William Klein, Herbert Matter, Lisette Model, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, Cipe Pineles, and Paul Rand.

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