RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

2011               Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA 

2009-10         Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2009              Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1983-85         Barbara Crane: Captured, Polaroid Traveling Exhibition Program, Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA, Sept 21-Nov 4,                         1983, traveled to Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, Oct 2, 1984-Jan 6, 1985, Texas Women's University, Denton, TX, Oct 1985.

1983              Barbara Crane: The Evolution of a Vision, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

1981-82         Barbara Crane: 1948-1980, traveling exhibition, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Sept 27-Nov 5, 1981, Mulvane                        Art Center, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, Jan 10-31, 1982; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Apr 1982

1974              Barbara Crane, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI.

 

SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018              Barbara Crane At Ninety: A Look At Selected Series, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     Barbara Crane: The Polaroid Years, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014              Barbara Crane: Chicago Loop 1976-1978, Higher Pictures, New York, NY

                     From Coloma to Covert: Barbara Crane Photographs, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI

2013              Barbara Crane and John Miller: a Colorful Couple, Chicago Photography Gallery, two-person

2012              Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, Brierly Gallery, New Trier High School, Winnetka IL

2011              Barbara Crane: An Infernal Beauty, ThinkArt, Chicago, IL

2010             Barbara Crane: Private Views, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010             Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris, France

2009-10        Barbara Crane: Repeats, Higher Pictures, New York, NY

                    Private Views, Aperture Foundation Foundation, New York, NY

                    Barbara Crane: Then/Now, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

2009             Barbara Crane: Private Views - Public Spaces, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                    Barbara Crane: Selected Early Works, Higher Pictures, New York, NY

2007             Depth of Field, North Shore Country Day School Art Gallery, Winnetka, IL

                    L’ ete photographique de Lectoure, Centre de Photographique de Lectoure, Lectoure, France

2006             Barbara Crane: Still Lifes, Union League Club, Chicago, IL

2005             Barbara Crane: Snap to Grid, FLATFILE Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004             Barbara Crane: Still Lifes - Natures Mortes, Hellenic America Union, Athens, Greece

                    Barbara Crane: Still Lifes - Natures Mortes, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2003             Barbara Crane: Mid-Career at Seventy-Five, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                    Barbara Crane: Still Lifes - Natures Mortes, Photosynkyria 2003, Macedonia Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

2002             Barbara Crane: Together, FLATFILE Gallery, two-person

                    Barbara Crane: Urban Anomalies, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2001-02        Barbara Crane: Chicago Loop, LaSalle Bank, Chicago, IL, Dec 1, 2001-Feb 28, 2002; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, Mar 21-                           June 15, 2002

1998              Barbara Crane, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK

1997              Barbara Crane, Lallak + Tom, Chicago, IL        

                    Barbara Crane: Woodland Vestiges: From Coloma to Covert, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

1994             Sticks and Stones, Gallery 954, Chicago, IL

                    Barbara Crane: Photographie, Galerie Suzel Berna, Paris, France

1993              Harmonic Distortions, Prague House of Photography, Prague, Czech Republic

                    Transformations and Aberrations, Gallery 954, Chicago, IL

1992-93        Barbara Crane: Israeli Suite, Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL

1991              Barbara Crane: A Decade of Photography 1980-1990, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

1992             Coloma to Covert, Etc., Middle Tennessee State University Photography Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN

1990             Barbara Crane Photographs: Misrepresentations, May Gallery, Webster University, St Louis, MO

                    Barbara Crane, Photography Center Gallery, The 92nd St Y, New York, NY

1989             Barbara Crane, Hanmadang Gallery, Seoul, Korea

                    Barbara Crane: The Last Decade 1979-1989, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

                    Barbara Crane: New Work, Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington, DC

1988              Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

                    Art Networks 1950-1970, Transco Gallery, FotoFest, Houston, TX

1987              Barbara Crane: Distortion by Exaggeration, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago

                     Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

1986             Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN.

1985             Barbara Crane: Gardens, Brides and Berries, Southern Lights Gallery, Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX

                   Wide Perspectives: 9 Viewpoints, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

                    Barbara Crane: Photographs, Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC

1983              Barbara Crane: Photographs, Douglas Elliott Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                    Barbara Crane, Herbert E. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1983-84         Barbara Crane, Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1984              Barbara Crane, Douglas Elliot Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

                    Objet Trouvé, Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

1981              Recent Work, Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1980              Barbara Crane, Vision Gallery, Boston, MA

1978              Barbara Crane, Center for Photographic Studies, Louisville, KY

1975              Barbara Crane, Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA

1974              Barbara Crane, F22 Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1973              Barbara Crane, University of Iowa Museum, Iowa City, Iowa

1972              People of the North Portal, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

1971              Barbara Crane, Limited Image Gallery, Chicago, IL

1969              Barbara Crane, Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA

1968              Barbara Crane, Hunter Gallery, Aspen, CO

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017-19         The Polaroid Project: Art & Technology, traveling exhibition, organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP), Amon Carter                           Museum, Fort Worth, TX, June 3-Sept 3, 2017; WestLicht Museum of Photography, Vienna, Dec 5, 2017-Mar 4, 2018; C/O Berlin, Mar 16-May 27,                             2018; MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, early 2019 

2017-18          new bauhaus chicago: EXPERIMENT photography and film, Bauhaus Archive, Berlin, Germany

2017              Sites of Assembly, Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

                     Another Way of Telling: Women Photographers from the Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

2016              There Was A Whole Collection Made: Photography from Lester and Betty Guttman, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL

                     Dubai Photo Exhibition, Dubai, UAE

                     MoCP at 40, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

                     Les Femmes, Berlanga Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     Art in Embassies Exhibition, AIE Program, United States Embassy, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2015-16          Focal Points: New to the Photography Collection, Amon Carter Museum, Ft Worth Tx

2015              One-of-a-Kind: Unique Photographic Objects from the Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

                     Aperture: Photographs, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY

2014-15          All That Glitters is not Gold, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2014              The Process and the Page: Developing Photographic Books, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

                     Only The Good Ones: The Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czechoslovakia

                     The Female Gaze: A Survey of Photographs by Women from the 19th to the 21st Centuries, Atrium Gallery, Haverford College, PA

2013               Of Walking, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL 

                     Beyond Here Lies Nothin’: Fifty Years of the American Landscape, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     Photo-Graphic, OnView, Park Ridge, IL

2012-13          America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2012              20th Anniversary Exhibition: 20 Jurors, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     Artists for Obama, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011               Art in Embassies Exhibition, AIE Program, United States Embassy, Baku, Azerbaijan.

                     Polaroid [Im]Possible - The Westlicht Collection, Westlicht Museum of Photography, Vienna, Austria

                     Eye Wonder: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

                     Transforming Vision: Photographic Abstraction from the Sheldon's Collection, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

                      Recent Photography Acquisitions, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

2010-11           On & Of Paper: Selections from the Illinois State Museum Collections, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

2010               In Focus: Photography from the Mills College Art Museum Collection, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

                     Passing the Torch: The Chicago Students of Callahan and Siskind, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     Students from the Institute of Design: The Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind Years, 1946 to 1971, Higher Pictures, New York, NY

                     Made in Chicago: Photographs from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Collection, The Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, France

2009               From a Position, Contemporary Arts Council Annual Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, IL

2008-09         Made in Chicago: Photographs from the Bank of America LaSalle Collection, the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2008               Embeddedness OR The Flying Spaghetti Monster, Higher Pictures Gallery, New York, NY

2007               Couples: The Art of Connection, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                       Artists for Obama, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006-7            Photographs by the Score: Personal Visions Twenty-Some Years Apart, Art  Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2005               Exquisite Corpse, FLATFILE Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004               Portfolios, Central Washington University Gallery, Ellensburg, Washington.

2003               Aaron Siskind: Order with the Tensions Continuing, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2002-03         Taken by Design: Photography from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Mar 2-May 12, catalog; San                             Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 20-Oct 20; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 7, 2002-Mar 2, 2003.

2001               Myoptics: Intimate Studies from Nature by Rod Cook and Barbara Crane, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000-01         American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, Sept 12-Nov 12,                         2000; Museum [EKI] Kyoto, Japan, Feb 17-Mar 14, 2001; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Japan, June 1-July 1, 2001; Museum of Contemporary Art,                         Sapporo, Japan, July 21-Sept 2, 2001

2000              tout nu/the human form, FLATFILE Gallery, Chicago, IL

                      CITY 2000, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

                     Personae: Portraits from the Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

                     Framing the Exhibition: Multiple Constructions, Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

1999               Innovation/Imagination: 50 Years of Polaroid Photography, The Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA

1997               Body in the Lens, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec, Canada

                     The City: Harbor of Humanity, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University,                                  Ellensburg, WA

                     Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Avon Collection, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

1996-97          The Midwest Photographers Project: Illinois Photography in the 1990's, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

                     Art in Chicago: 1945-1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

                     A History of Women Photographers, New York Public Library, Oct 19, 1996-Jan 4, 1997; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington,                        DC, Feb 13-May 11, 1997; Santa  Barbara Museum of Art, CA, June 7-Aug 10, 

1997;              Akron Art Museum, Sept 6-Nov 2, 1997

1996               Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, MI

                     New Work: Barbara Crane and John F Miller, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     SUM: Selections+Introductions, Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, MI

                     When Aaron Met Harry, Museum of Contemporary Photography

1995-96          Fields of Vision: Women in Photography, Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery,University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

                     New Photography from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI 

1995               The Experience of Place: Travel and Photography, Saint Louis Art Museum, St Louis, MO

                     Visions of Hope and Despair: Contemporary Photography from Chicago Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

                     Insight: Women’s Photographs from the Collection, International Museum of Photography and Film, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

1994-2015      Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens, Landmark Chicago Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL 

1994               Broad Spectrum: Fourteen Contemporary Chicago Photographers, Chicago Cultural Center

1993-94          Flora Photographica: The Flower in Photography from 1835 to the Present, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada;                               Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Apr 3-June 6, 1993; New York Public Library, New York, NY, June 26-Aug 21, 1993; Royal Ontario Museum,                             Toronto, Ontario, Sept 17-Nov 28, 1993; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec, Apr 7-May 15, 1994.

                      Six 20th Century Masters, Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD 

                      Essential Art: 140 Years of American Photography from the Ansel and Virginia Adams Donation, Center for Creative Photography, University                         of Arizona, Tucson

1993               Industrial Effects: Twentieth-Century Photographs from the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

                    Women Photographers from the Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX

1992              Three Decades of Midwestern Photography: the 1960s, 1970s, & 1980s, Davenport Museum of Art, IA

                    The Country Between Us: Contemporary American Landscape Photography, Massachusetts College of Art, Huntington Gallery, Boston, MA

                    Women in Focus, Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

                    To Collect the Art of Women: The Jane Reese Williams Photography Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

1991              Echoes:  A Chicago Tribute, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     American Photography Since 1920: From the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography, curated with the Fundación Caja de                                     Pensiones, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain

                    Ink & Silver 2, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

1990             Het Stilleven, Canon Image Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                    Selections 5, International Polaroid Collection Exhibition, Photokina 90, Cologne, Oct, traveled to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, Dec 1, 1990-                         Jan 31, 1991

1989              L'Oeil de la Lettre, exhibited at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, organized by the Centre National de la Photographie

                    Photography Illinois, State of Illinois Gallery, State of Illinois Building, Chicago, IL, Mar 20-May 12; Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL,

                     June 4-July 30

                    Partners in Purchase, Selected Works 1976-1987, State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago

1988-89        Selections 4, Polaroid Gallery, Hall 7, Photokina 88, Cologne, Germany, Oct, 1987, catalog; Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, Dec 1989;                              Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Venezuela, and                              other venues.

1987-89         True Stories & Photofictions, the Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK, May 8-June 6, 1987; Camerawork, London, UK, Sept  14-Oct 10, 1987; Collins Gallery,                          Glasgow, Scotland, Feb 18-Mar 19, 1988; Posterngate Gallery, Hull, UK, July 2-30, 1988; Untitled, Sheffield, UK, Aug 5-Sept 4, 1988; Canterbury                              Fringe Festival, UK, Oct 1-23, 1988; Stoke City Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, Nov 4-Dec 4, 1988; Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland, Mar 1-Apr 1,                      1989

1987-88         Reclaiming Paradise, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, Feb 22-Apr 5, 1987; Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, June                       13-Aug 22, 1987; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, Oct 8-Nov 15, 1987; Houston Foto Fest, Houston, TX, Feb 26-Mar 31, 1988

                    Mothers & Daughters, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation Foundation, New York, NY, May 7-May 30, 1987; Field Museum, Chicago, IL, Jan 1988

1987             Modern Photography & Beyond, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

1988             Swimmers, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation Foundation, New York, NY

1986-88       Selections 3, Polaroid Gallery, Hall 7, Photokina ‘86, Cologne, Germany, Sept 1, 1988, catalog; Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany;                        the Munchener Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany; The National Museum for Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, England; and museums in                              Japan  and the United States

1985             Extending the Perimeters of 20th Century Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

                   History of Chicago Architecture, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

                   Wide Perspectives: 9 Viewpoints, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

                   Chromatic Landscapes, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH 

                   Detritus: Found Object Photography, Film in the Cities, St. Paul, MN

                   Polaroid Generation, Pompidou Center, Paris, France

1984-85       Exposed and Developed: Photography Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian                             Institution, Washington, DC, May 17; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, Dec 10, 1984-Jan 26, 1985

1984            Recent Acquisitions, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

                   Chicago: The Architectural City, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

                   RE: VIEWS II:  New Work by PRC Major Lecturers, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

1983-84       Platinum Print, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

1983            Nudes! Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York, NY

                  Big Pictures by Contemporary Photographers, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY      

                  Coast to Coast: Recent Work, Houston Center for Photography

1982            Photography of the New Bauhaus, Carlson Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

                  Chicago Photographers, Freidus Gallery, New York, NY

                  Five Polaroid Photographers, Soho Photo, New York, NY

1981-83       Contemporary Photography, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma. Norman

1981            ORD TO LAX, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, CA; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ.

1980-81       Women/Image/Nature, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

1980           Deconstruction/Reconstruction, The New Museum, New York, NY

                 The New Vision, Forty Years of Photography at the Institute of Design, Light Gallery, New York, NY

                 Sequence Photography, McCormick Gallery, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

1979           Attitudes, McCormick Gallery, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

1978           Chicago: The City and Its Artists, 1945-1978, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

1977           The Photographer and the City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

                 The Women's Art Symposium Exhibit, Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

1976           100 Years of Chicago Architecture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

                 Contemporary Trends, Columbia College Gallery, Chicago, IL

1975          Women Look at Women, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, traveling exhibition

1974          National Photography Invitational, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

                 Bibliotheque Nationale du Quebec, Montreal, Canada

1973          Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH 

1970          Be-ing Without Clothes, Hayden Gallery, MIT, Cambridge, MA

1967          Six Photographers, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL