About: Arpad Kovacs

I am an assistant curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. I received my B.A. in art history from Queen’s University at Kingston and my M.A. in art history from York University in Toronto, Canada. I worked on several photography exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. before joining the Getty in 2011. I co-organized The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design and am working on an upcoming exhibition of work by Hiroshi Sugimoto, which will open in February 2014. My research interests focus on 20th-century American and Eastern European photography and contemporary lens-based media.

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Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations, J. Paul Getty Museum, Photographs, Film, and Video

Simultaneous Viewing and Ray Metzker’s Composites

Chicago / Ray K. Metzker
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.1966. © Ray K. Metzker

The exhibition The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design in the Center for Photographs charts the five-decade-long career of Philadelphia-based photographer Ray K. Metzker and offers a context for his visual aesthetic through a selection of works by founding members and influential students of Chicago’s Institute of Design. More»

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