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Upcoming exhibit chronicles Westport in photographs

Published 5:08 pm, Thursday, July 17, 2014
  • "Beach  Showers," by Larry Silver will be on display in the exhibit "Westport VisionsâÄù at the Westport Historical Society Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    "Beach Showers," by Larry Silver will be on display in the exhibit "Westport VisionsâÄù at the Westport Historical Society Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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"Westport Visions," an exhibit of photographs by Larry Silver, is opening Thursday, July 24, at the Westport Historical Society. A second photographic exhibit, the interactive "Faces in the Crowd," also will be on display. The Silver exhibit runs from July 24 through Oct. 18 with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 24.

Silver's retrospective of Westport features images of the town's favorite haunts, quiet spots and humorous encounters of everyday life. It chronicles the photographer's life in Westport since 1973, when Silver and his family moved from New York City to Westport.

Silver's work is currently in more than 29 museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum NYC, the Brooklyn Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Whitney Museum of Fine Arts, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the George Eastman House. The New York Historical Society has recently acquired 33 New York images 1949-1953 for their permanent collection, which will be exhibited in a one-man exhibition in 2016.

In a second photo exhibit at the Westpot Historical Society, "Faces in the Crowd," viewers are asked to recognize a face and write in the name. Class photos from the town's schools, group photos of prominent citizens from yesteryear and other Westport residents will be on display.

Both exhibits are on display at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place.

For more information visit www.westporthistory.org or call 203-222-1424.