Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Structured Visions: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford
October 26, 2018 - April 6, 2019
Ralston Crawford worked in a consistently formal, or abstract, manner across a variety of mediums. His photographs provide a look at a vital era of abstraction in American art, and at the cultural scenes and subjects from which that creative sensibility arose. His subjects ranged from urban and industrial themes to ships and sailing, jazz, the people and culture of New Orleans, bullfighting and religious processions in Spain, and the destructive power of the atomic bomb.