Ida Wyman: Heart and Mind Photograph exhibit at UW-Whitewater
Crossman Gallery in the Greenhill Center of the Arts
UW-Whitewater plays host to the iconic urban street photographs of Ida Wyman. The photographic exhibit Ida Wyman: Heart and Mind will be in the Crossman Gallery, in the Greenhill Center of the Arts on the UW-Whitewater Campus from September 9 through October 5 , with an opening reception on September 9 from 5-7:30 pm. The Crossman Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am – 5pm, Monday through Thursday evenings from 6pm – 8pm and Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm.
Ida Wyman was born March 7, 1926 and died July 13, 2019, she grew up in the Bronx, New York and began her photographic career while she was in high school, by taking photographs of her neighborhood. Wyman was a member of New York City’s Photo League and during the 1940’s and 50’s, she shot over 100 assignments for Life Magazine.
The Ida Wyman: Heart and Mind exhibit is the first show of her work since her passing. It is a great honor for UW-Whitewater and the Crossman Gallery to host this important exhibition of her work. There will be approximately 60 large scale photos in the show that resonate with the idea of heart and mind and span her entire archive.
“Ida Wyman’s work is a testament to the vitality of documentary photography as a fundamentally humanist practice. With discernment and empathy, throughout her notable career she persisted in photographing ordinary people in their urban and small-town landscapes, their quiet human dramas and their moments of solitude. The lasting impact of her photographs derives from their aesthetic presence as well as their incisive and compassionate visual recording of these mid-century moments, striking chords of memory. We were here, these images say, and Ida Wyman was paying attention.” – Melanie Herzog, Ida Wyman: Chords of Memory.
Come celebrate the life of this master photographer at the opening reception September 9, 2019 from 5-7:30 pm in the Crossman Gallery, members of Ida Wyman’s family will be in attendance that evening. The Ida Wyman: Heart and Mind exhibit will be in the Crossman Gallery from September 9 – October 5, 2019. The Crossman Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am – 5pm, Monday through Thursday evenings from 6pm – 8pm and Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm. The Gallery is located at 950 W. Main Street in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.