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In the Vernacular

Quote of the year: “I’m a very promiscuous photographer.”

Artist Martin Parr uttered these words during his conversation with Gregory Harris at the museum last month. Harris curated In the Vernacular, an exhibition featuring photographs that celebrate the everyday, the banal, the commonplace. These “vernacular” photographs elevate subjects like movie theaters, basketball games, and the beach and encourage us to reevaluate our relationship with these seemingly ordinary images.

The exhibition runs through May 31 and in addition to works by Parr, includes photographs from Walker Evans, Andy Warhol, and Lee Friedlander, among others.