PMA’s “American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells”

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“Apple Orchard” by Paul Caponigro

The Portland Museum is showing “American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells” through Feb. 23. This exhibition of more than 35 photographs from the collection of Maine philanthropists Owen and Anna Wells will offer a glimpse into 20th-century photographic practice in the United States. With subjects ranging from monumental vistas of America’s expansive topography to intimate portraits and domestic scenes, the Wells’ collection echoes, in black-and-white and in color, both the photographic experimentation of the 20th century and the breadth of the camera’s expressive capacity. Drawn from a recent gift to the museum of 69 photographs, this exhibition illuminates the collectors’ discerning eye with works by artists such as Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Eliot Porter, Paul Strand, and many others. For more information visit portlandmuseum.org

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