Opening reception of “Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change” exhibition at the Corcoran in Washington, D.C.

Letizia Sirtori, Janine Tursini and Kristin Guiter

Letizia Sirtori, International Tourism Sales Manager at Destination DC; Janine Tursini, executive director at Arts for the Aging, Inc. (AFTA); and Kristin Guiter, director of public relations at Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design

NINETEENTH-CENTURY British-born photographer Eadweard Muybridge is best known for his groundbreaking studies of animal and human locomotion, but he was also an innovative landscape artist and pioneer of documentary subjects. On Tuesday evening, April 6, there was an opening reception for an exhibition of his work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Titled “Helios: Eadwead Muybridge in a Time of Change” the retrospective exhibition examines all aspects of Muybridge’s art. It is open to the general public April 10 through July 18, 2010.

ADDITIONALLY A NEW multi-projection video installation – “American Falls: Phil Solomon” – commissioned for the Corcoran’s Rotunda, will be showcased at the same time.
CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART is located at 500 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. Telephone 202-639-1700, www.corcoran.org.

Lolo Sarnoff

Lolo Sarnoff, founder of Arts for the Aging, Inc. (AFTA)

Director and President Paul Greenhalgh of the Corcoran Gallery of Art speaks at the opening reception.

Director and President Paul Greenhalgh of the Corcoran Gallery of Art speaks at the opening reception.

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