A decade in the works, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston's long-awaited War/Photography exhibition finally arrived at the Caroline Weiss Law Building on Sunday.
Offering almost 500 works by 280 artists, the ambitious project explores the challenging relationship between photography and armed conflict, beginning with the Mexican-America War of the 1840s and spanning to recent events in Afghanistan. Throughout this 165-year history, modern technological advances shape both the weapons of warfare and the photographic equipment used to record their effects.
The ticketed exhibition will cost non-museum members an additional $18 ($15 for seniors, students and kids). Active military and veterans with ID receive free admission.
Alfred Palmer, Women aircraft workers finishing transparent bomber noses for fighter and reconnaissance planes at Douglas Aircraft Co. Plant in Long Beach, Calif., 1942, gelatin silver print, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Will Michels in honor of his sister, Genevieve Namerow.