Jack Mitchell: Artists

Come to Huntsville Museum of Art to see an exhibition “Jack Mitchell: Artists” that features approximately 50 silver gelatin and color photographs of important American visual, musical, and literary artists taken by Jack Mitchell over a career spanning five decades.

The most exciting photographs at the exhibition are the ones of Alfred Hitchcock, singer-songwriter Carly Simon, playwright Tennessee Williams, composer Philip Glass, singer Bette Midler, and artists Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Louise Nevelson and Keith Haring, among others.

This exhibition is organized by Huntsville Museum of Art and all the works were hand-selected by the Museum from the Jack Mitchell Archives.

Jack Mitchell (1925-2013) was an American photographer who was renowned for his captivating photographs of visual artists, film and theater personalities, musicians, and writers, which he documented during an amazing career! Mitchell’s photographs of creative and performing artists have graced the covers and pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Life, Newsweek, People, Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue and The New York Times.

He was an expert in lighting and worked mostly in black and white.

Merce Cunningham by Jack Mitchell / jackmitchell.com

His love for dance was captured in his photographs of posing dancers – he encouraged them to leap, to stretch, and to point their feet, resulted in images that epitomize the joyful physicality of dance. He was the official photographer for the American Ballet Theater.

“He pulled the uniqueness out of you regardless of whether you wanted it pulled out of you or not. I look at myself growing up in his pictures.” said the legendary dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison.

Date: May 16 – August 8, 2021

Price:

  • $12 Adults
  • $5 Children (Ages 6-11)
  • $5 Students
  • $10 Seniors (Ages 60+)
  • $10 Military & Educators
  • Members & Children under 6 are FREE

Phone: +12565354350

Location: Adtran, Jurenko & Thurber Galleries

See you there!

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