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Still Looking: The Photography Collection of Carol Beesley Hennagin

June 12–Dec. 30, 2018

Still Looking

Carol Beesley Hennagin’s love for photography began during her education at the University of California, Los Angeles. For more than 35 years, she has collected works by many of the best known photographers of the 20th century. In 1988, Beesley began donating portions of her collection to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in honor of her late husband Michael Hennagin. Still Looking offers a survey of Beesley’s collecting practices and includes photographs by established artists such as Edward Weston and Frederick Sommer, as well as lesser-known figures. The exhibit also features promised gifts of Myron Wood’s photographs of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Image Credits
Herb Lotz (U.S., b. 1944)
Portrait of a Soldier, Cu Chi
, 1968
Cibachrome pigment print, 20 1/2 x 27 in.
Gift of Carol Beesley Hennagin, 2009

Still Looking Gallery Talk
1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery

Join Carol Beesley Hennagin as she leads a gallery talk through Still Looking.


Still Looking: Jon Burris Lecture
7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20
Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery

Join photography dealer and curator Jon Burris as he presents Still Looking: The Sustainability of Collecting Photography, a lecture outlining the 40-year collecting practices of Carol Beesley Hennagin. Burris’s presentation will be followed by a complimentary, public reception.