William Henry Fox Talbot show coming to Pittsburgh in November!

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    A show is opening November 18, 2017 at the Carnegie Museum of Art - https://cmoa.org/exhibition/talbot/

    If anyone else is interested in going as a small group, let me know. Or if anyone wants to go and meet up while there. I will definitely plan to see this show, possibly more than once.
     
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    It sounds awesome. I'm jealous. The William Henry Fox Talbot museum in Lacock in the UK is brilliant.
     
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    I'll say definitely maybe. I've penciled it in on my calendar.
     
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    Yay!
    Cool!


    I know it opens almost 4 months from now, but it'll be here too fast.
     
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    Refreshing this thread. Who is going, what day, and what time? Maybe we can meet up and attend as a group, refreshments to follow?
     
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    Thanks for reminding me! I don't know my schedule this far out, but I can go on weekdays fairly easily. We can go by others' best dates and I'll work around them. They have decent cafes at the museum, too.
     
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    We're coming down this weekend for our niece's wedding, then back for turkey day. Maybe Tuesday or Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving.
     
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    I think they're closed on Tuesdays (I'll have to check). If my young'un gets out of school early on Wed, then we might need to find a different week. The exhibit will be up until 11 February.
     
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    If you can organize a weekend in January, I can probably make it over to go see it.
     
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    I wish I could go.
     
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    Bethe, when are you going?
     
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    Not sure, yet. I will probably go multiple times (I have a Carnegie membership, so it's free except for parking). I know this week is out. The Thursday after Thanksgiving might be a possibility. I know I have a few things scheduled in December, but not much. If you throw out a date, I can let you know if it works.

    @gr82bart - Come visit! The exhibit is up until early February.
     
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    Just looked and there are round trip flights from SFO to Pittsburgh for $110.... not much more than the bus to and from the airport! ( ~$60 ).... hmmmm....
     
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    That's not bad! If you do it, let me know!
     
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    Ditto. Maybe we can organize a small get together around the event.
     
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    Shucks, you Pennsylvania folks have all the fun............Regards!
     
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    If you can show up, let me know maybe I can arrange to pick you up.
     
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    I'll check my work schedule and think about it over the next week! Hotels in Pittsburgh are remarkably inexpensive also, so it looks like not a matter of cost but finding time I an be away :smile: Cheers!
     
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    You know, I might. Maybe on a weekend. I let you know. I wonder if I have reciprocity as a donor member of LACMA. I'll find out.

    Regards, Art
     
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    Cool! Thanks. I'm a donor member of the Natural History Museum and MOMA too. Triple covered.
    :smile:

    Regards, Art
     
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    If anyone is watching this thread - I'm planning on going next Thursday - the 18th. I think the museum opens at 10 and I'll likely get there around 11 (yeah, I'm always running late). If anyone can go then, let me know! And I may go another time, too, if anyone wants to meet up.
     
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    I have been waiting for a report. Please let us know how it is.
    Thanks
     
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    I don't know that it's worth flying across the country to see.

    I saw it today (and I might still go back again - mostly because there are other areas of the museum I didn't get to today). The images are on two walls that face each other and one wall has a sign stating that images shown are reproductions printed via inkjet. There is one image on that wall that's covered with a velvet cloth. The sign is not on the opposite wall, so those may be originals, but it really isn't clear. A sign at the start of the gallery shows examples of an image before being shown for 5 weeks at the Guggenheim and then after and there's a huge difference (it doesn't say if that image was behind a shield or not). The reticence to show the originals is very understandable, but a little disappointing. There is a good video about Talbot and the early days of photography that was interesting.

    They've put out a catalog/book that may be as good as going to see it. I saw it after I had been through the store and didn't thumb through it as I needed to get moving by then.
     
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