The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art now has a new gallery devoted to modern and contemporary photography. Named for its benefactors, the Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography will have 2,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space.
The first show in the gallery opens on September 25, 2007, with "Depth of Field: Contemporary Photography at the Metropolitan." Menschel Hall is located in a new space near the existing Howard Gilman photography galleries. Included in the exhibition are works by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Rodney Graham, Sharon Lockhart, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth and Wolfgang Tillmans-- among others.