Acclaimed Photographer PAUL STRAND at University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery

January 9, 2015

Media Contact Sara Stewart Gallery Coordinator Email: Phone: 215.898.3617 Acclaimed Photographer PAUL STRAND at University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery January 31 – March 29, 2015 The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania presents Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio, a traveling exhibition organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries. The exhibition opens to the public on January 31, 2015. This exhibition presents Paul Strand’s famous Mexican Portfolio, which includes photogravure impressions of people, landscapes, architecture, and religious objects that he encountered in Mexico during his travels there in 1933. Strand, like many of the artists who were making art at the Taller de Gráfica Popular print studio, worked on these photographs during the period when the post-revolution government was trying to establish a modern national culture that would capture Mexico’s unique character. The Mexican People produced by the Taller de Gráfica Popular and photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo will be included in the exhibition from the University of Pennsylvania Art Collection. The exhibition Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio continues at the Arthur Ross Gallery through March 29, 2015. Related Programming: Friday, January 30, 2015 OPENING RECEPTION 5:00 – 7:30 PM Gallery Talk @ 6:30 PM Wednesday, February 4 @12:00 PM AND Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 12:00 PM 12@12 A Tasty Art Nugget in 12 minutes Flat! Light refreshments Wednesday, March 4 @ 5:30 PM Amanda Bock Lecture “Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio” Student docent tours are available Saturdays at 1:00 PM. The Gallery is located at 220 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, and is free and open to the public. HOURS: Weekdays 10:00am – 5:00pm; Weekends 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Closed Mondays. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter. To reserve a group tour please contact us at or 215.898.3617. Additional information is available at  or 215.898.2083.