WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian American Art Museum opens the exhibit William WegmanFunney/Strange on July 1and runs through September 24. William Wegman (b. 1943) is beloved by the public and held in critical esteem by the international art world for his smart, gently subversive humor that parodies all things familiar. "William WegmanFunney/Strange" is the first in-depth look at the artist in 15 years and examines his work in all media from the 1960s to the present. The exhibition will feature approximately 200 photographs, works on paper, paintings, conceptual work, videos, writings and rare archival materials. Several surprising new bodies of work will be seen in relation to classics, such as the photographs of his weimaraners. Trevor Fairbrother, independent curator and scholar, is the guest curator.
"William WegmanFunney/Strange" was organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. The Lunder Foundation supports the presentation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.