Richard Benson: The World Is Smarter Than You Are
February 5 - May 7, 2023
The exhibition was made possible thanks to the promised gift to the Philadelphia Museum of Art from Elizabeth and William M. Kahane of a collection of 180 works by Richard Benson.
Support for the accompanying publication was provided by Lynne and Harold Honickman, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, Barbara M. Benson, Randi and Bob Fisher, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, Elizabeth and William M. Kahane, and an anonymous donor.
The exhibition was curated by Peter Barberie, Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
This exhibition is made possible, in part, with generous support from:
Shari and John Hicks
Carole Crosby and Larry Wickless
Wil and Sally Hergenrader Endowed Fund for Special Exhibitions
Keith Monda and Veronica Brady
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Sarasota High School Alumni Auditorium
Free for Members; $20 Not-Yet Members
Exhibition curator, Peter Barberie, will discuss the life and work of Richard Benson, an extraordinary photographer, master printer, and mentor who helped shape many of the greatest photography books of the past fifty years.
Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, originated the first major survey of Benson’s photography and edited the book that accompanies the exhibition, a volume which features works from the exhibition and comparative illustrations from several of the photography books Benson helped produce in his career.
This program is made possible, in part, with generous support from:
Dr. Eloise A. Werlin Endowed Fund