• Criss-Crossed Conveyors, Ford Plant, 1927.

    Criss-Crossed Conveyors, Ford Plant, 1927.

    The Photography of Charles Sheeler

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    465 Huntington Avenue
    October 23, 2002–February 2, 2003

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
    5905 Wilshire Boulevard
    January 1–January 1, 2002

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue
    January 1–January 1, 2002

    Curated by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. and Gilles Mora

    Photography by no means played second fiddle to Charles Sheeler’s work as a Precisionist painter. He was a true professional, earning his living from commissions (for Vanity Fair and Vogue, for example), and memorably recorded many disappearing aspects of American rural life as well as contemporary industrial architecture. This ambitious exhibition of more than 120 photographs (selected by Harvard University Art Museums curator Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. and French critic Gilles Mora) confirms his reputation as a master of the medium, a standing that may even eclipse his renown as a painter.