Past Exhibitions
Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura Image of Houses across the Street in Our Living Room, 1991. Gelatin silver print. Yale University Art Gallery, The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Photography Collection. © Abelardo Morell

Behind the Seen: The Photographs of Abelardo Morell

  • July 24, 2008–August 10, 2008
This exhibition provides an in-depth look at the role that artworks and monuments play in Abelardo Morell’s (born 1948) major photographic series. Approximately 40 images are on display, featuring Morell’s work in black-and-white alongside his newest color photographs, and including 20 of his camera obscura images. The exhibition also features a special camera obscura room, which invites visitors to enter the space of one of the artist’s pictures. Morell is the current Happy and Bob Doran Artist in Residence at the Yale University Art Gallery and is creating new work based on the Gallery’s collections. Several recent photographs made at the museum are on view for the first time.
Exhibition organized by Anna Hammond, Deputy Director for Programs and Public Affairs, and Christine Paglia, the Florence B. Selden Curatorial Intern in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, both Yale University Art Gallery. Made possible by the Janet and Simeon Braguin and Florence B. Selden Funds, with additional support provided by Nancy and Robinson A. Grover, B.A. 1958, M.S.L. 1975, and a bequest from Nicholas D. Ohly.