Arts and Theatre

Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change

In April, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington will premiere the first ever retrospective to examine all aspects of pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s art. Presenting more than 300 objects, Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change is organized by chief curator Philip Brookman, and after debuting in DC, the exhibition will embark on an international tour, including stops at Tate Britain and SFMOMA.

The exhibition will place Muybridge’s work into scientific and historical context—and demonstrate how his legendary sequential photographs of running horses helped spark a technological revolution that changed the way people saw the world. Often considered the “father of cinema,” English-born Muybridge’s innovative work was a milestone on the road to motion pictures, and the exhibition will feature Muybridge’s only surviving Zoopraxiscope—on view for the first time in the United States.

April 10 – July 18

Corcoran
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.6391700

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