Just a reminder…This Sunday, March 15, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Roger Hull will give a lecture on the photographer Myra Wiggins…”Art References, Art Echoes in the Photography of Myra Albert Wiggins.”
Hull has curated a nice show of Wiggins’ photos now on view (until April 26) at the museum. Wiggins grew up as Myra Albert here in Salem. She was early to have a camera and took it with her everywhere, including to NYC where she studied painting with William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League. Included in this exhibition are some of the images she made of her apartment and studio while she was in New York, her wedding photo made here in Salem and some other Salem images, as well as the photos she went on to make that earned her an international reputation. She was a member of Alfred Stieglitz’ group the The Photo-Secession, one of three in Oregon (with Sarah Ladd and Lily White). She photographed seriously until about 1910 when she turned back to painting. See you there!!