New photography exhibit highlights beauty of the natural world

Located in the VMFA’s Photography Gallery, the collection pairs nicely with the museum’s current still life exhibit.

A new exhibit opened this past weekend at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to coincide with the museum’s current “Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower” exhibit.

After stopping by the still life exhibit, be sure to head upstairs to the Photography Gallery to see even more organic beauty as part of “Organic: Photographs of the Natural World.”

From the scientific to the symbolic, this exhibition offers diverse perspectives of the beauty and wonder of the natural world, and presents these perspectives through intimate studies that are more like photographic portraits than landscapes.

Much of this natural beauty will look familiar, curators say, as nearly a third of the photographers in this exhibition have roots in Virginia.

The exhibit is free; no ticket is required for entry. You can catch it now through October 12th.

More information on the collection is available here.

Photo (attribution formatted as requested): Michael Lease (American, born 1972) FTLW#03292008 (Bellevue Chinese Witch Hazel) , 2012 Chromogenic color print 17¾”H × 24”W 45.1 cm × 61 cm Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Aldine S. Hartman Fund, 2014.182
Digital photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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