Vivian Maier Exhibition Opening
Sep 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Westport Arts Center is thrilled to present the Vivian Maier - A Lifetime of Photographs on view from September 15 to November 10, 2017. The exhibition features over seventy color and black & white photos taken by the secretive nanny-photographer during her lifetime. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, September 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Vivian Maier’s story has been pieced together only from the images she made and from the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. For over five decades while she served as a nanny in Chicago and New York, she shot more than 100,000 images, which she kept hidden from the world. Maier captured both revealing self-portraits and casual, unposed images of people in urban America; she was interested in the fringes of society, and had special interest in the poor and the forgotten. Photo Credit: ©Estate of Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.