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Walter Wick: Hidden Wonders! Exhibition

August 1, 2023 - September 3, 2023

Walter Wick: Hidden Wonders!

March 31 – September 3, 2023

The whimsical world of Walter Wick has fascinated people of all ages since 1991, when his first children’s book series I SPY found its way onto the bookshelves of millions of American households. The success of Wick’s books has established him as one of the most celebrated photographic illustrators of all time. A Hartford native, Wick began his artistic career as a landscape photographer before becoming enamored with the technical aspects of studio photography. Wick aspired to master studio techniques, but also to represent such concepts as the perception of space and time in photographs, and experimented with mirrors, time exposures, photo composites, and other tricks to do so. This manipulation of processes and perception has led to a prolific career that has now, over 30 years after the release of I SPY: A Book of Picture Riddles, resulted in the publication of more than 26 children’s books.

In March of 2023, the NBMAA launched the largest survey of Wick’s work to date. Titled after his recent book, Walter Wick: Hidden Wonders! will span 50 years of innovation, wonder, and imagination. The exhibition pairs beloved images, including over 15 never-before-seen works, with numerous three-dimensional models upon which his photographs are based. Celebrating five decades of creativity, as well as Wick’s indelible role in the development of photographic illustration, this exhibition is a must-see for art lovers of any age. Plan your visit today!

For more information visit:  nbmaa.org/exhibitions/walter-wick-hidden-wonders

Image: Walter Wick, Jolly Roger from Can You See What I See? Treasure Ship, 2010, Pigmented inkjet photograph, 30 x 50 in. (76.2 x 127 cm), framed: 39 x 58 1/2 in. (99.1 x 148.6), Gift of Walter Wick and Linda Cheverton Wick, 2015.116.54LIC


August 1, 2023
September 3, 2023
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