American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh

American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh

January 26, 2008—April 6, 2008

Location: Bloch Building, Gallery L14

An unjustly under-recognized artist, this exhibition underscores Sinsabaugh’s artistic and historical significance.  Best known for his “Midwest Landscapes” of the early 1960s, his “Chicago Landscapes” (1964-66), and his “American Landscapes” (1969-83), Sinsabaugh used a huge 12x20-inch view camera to make photographs of unprecedented subtlety and originality.  Given the rarity of his work, it is notable this exhibition was assembled solely from the holdings of the Indiana University Art Museum and the Hallmark Photographic Collection.

The Indiana University Art Museum has created a dedicated online resource regarding Art Sinsabaugh, this exhibition and the archive of his work held at the Indiana museum.

This featured exhibition is ticketed.


The Nelson-Atkins is partnering with neighbor institution, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art to offer visitors the opportunity to explore two major photography shows that explore American Culture and landscape.

Learn more about the Kemper’s exhibition Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969–1979.


American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh was organized by the Indiana University Art Museum. Major exhibition support has been provided by the law firm of Barnes and Thornburg LLP, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curatorial Endowment, and Bill and Nancy Hunt. The exhibition is supported in Kansas City by the Campbell-Calvin Fund and Elizabeth C. Bonner Charitable Trust for exhibitions. Midwest Airlines is the official airline sponsor.

Image: Art Sinsabaugh, American, 1924–1983. Chicago Landscape #122 from “Chicago Landscape Group,” 1964. Gelatin silver print. Art Sinsabaugh Archive, Indiana University Art Museum 300.III.7.122. © 2004, Katherine Anne Sinsabaugh and Elisabeth Sinsabaugh de la Cova.

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