Cincinnati Art Museum presents the first major museum survey of the Lexington Camera Club's artistic achievements in the new exhibition Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954-1974. More than 150 photographs, books, prints and other objects made in and around Lexington, Kentucky will be on view from October 8, 2016 - January 1, 2017.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard is the most esteemed artist affiliated with this group. This exhibition sets his art with an unprecedented examination of his mentors, peers and friends in the Lexington Camera Club during the third quarter of the 20th century. In doing so, the exhibition notes the influence this club had not only on Meatyard, but on developing a modernist sensibility blended with Southern culture.