Photo exhibits on display at FAU

A photo by Shirin Neshat on display at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt Center Gallery. Photo courtesy of FAU.

Staff report

Take a look through the lens of a photographer in two photo exhibits on display at FAU’s Boca campus this month.

The first, “Shared History: Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection,” will be presented in the Ritter Gallery until March 7.

The second, “Shared Space: A New Era | Photographs from the Bank of America Collection,” will be on display in the Schmidt Center Gallery through April 11.

Together, the exhibitions represent a broad view of 20th century history through more than 150 photographs by 52 international photographers.

Daily gallery hours are free and open to the public.

“Shared History: Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collectionpresents photographs from the early 20th century through the 1970s and examines the historic way in which photography has brought unknown spaces and peoples to the public.

Pre-dating digital photography and the rise of social media, the works in the exhibition ask viewers to consider how images were shared prior to our contemporary access to technology.

Included are works by international photographers Lewis Hine, Berenice Abbott, August Sander, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Mario Algaze, Fan Ho, Malick Sidibé and Bernd and Hilla Becher, among others. “Shared History” is on loan to FAU by the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Miami.

“Shared Space: A New Era | Photographs from the Bank of America Collection represents a time capsule of our era, traversing social landscape from 1987 to the present through photographs and two videos curated entirely from the Bank of America Collection as part of the Bank’s “Art in our Communities” program.

The exhibition explores the nature of public “shared spaces” in an era marked by increasing globalization and the proliferation of the internet.

The exhibition includes photographs by 23 international artists including Thomas Struth, Gregory Crewdson, Raghubir Singh, Barbara Klemm, Sze Tsung and Shirin Neshat, among others. The “Shared Space exhibition is made possible through Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities program.

The University Galleries are open Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. School and group tours can be scheduled by appointment.