Featuring photographs spanning slightly more than a 60-year time period, the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale’s exhibition The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography examines the moments that shape our being and how key events in life are celebrated and honored. It also explores how pivotal decisions are made by different cultures throughout the world. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 25.
The Art of Caring’s more than 200 photographs are organized into seven thematic sections: Children and Family, Love, Wellness, Healing, Disaster, Aging, and Remembering. The exhibition opens with a group of compelling images by Annie Leibovitz that she personally selected to represent all seven themes.
Inspired in part by the legendary photography exhibition The Family of Man, organized in 1955 by Edward Steichen for New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The Art of Caring is entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring. The exhibition’s photographs have been lent by artists, museums, private collectors, and from the holdings of the Time/LIFE Picture Collection, which includes a number of classic images by legendary photographers such as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith, and Margaret Bourke-White.
Beginning with photos taken at the conclusion of World War II, the images allow viewers to witness many of the great events that shaped the last half-century, as well as those that are shaping the new millennium.
Organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art and guest curated by art historian Cynthia Goodman, Ph.D., the exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalog with an extensive essay by Dr. Goodman, which is available in Books & Books in the Museum’s lobby.
Ticket prices for The Art of Caring, which includes general Museum admission, are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and older and Military, $5 for students 6-17. Children 5 and under are free. Special Group rates are available by calling 954-262-0241. The Museum is open daily 11am – 6 pm, Thursdays until 8pm, Sunday 12-5pm, CLOSED MONDAYS.