Thursday, October 23, 2014

Exhibition Opening: Defined By Light: Photography’s First 75 Years

Defined By Light: The Wilgus Collection at DeGolyer Library

Images and objects from the collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Announcement of Photography 6 p.m. Reception, Texana Room

6:30 p.m. Remarks by Jack and Beverly Wilgus and curator Anne E. Peterson, Stanley Marcus Reading Room

Location: DeGolyer Library, SMU Campus (View campus and parking maps)

RSVP: 214-768-3637 or

Jack and Beverly Wilgus have an exceptional collection of images and objects related to the history of photography. The latest DeGolyer exhibit begins with materials from before the invention of photography with the camera obscura and ends in the 20th century. Photographs of various subjects and processes will be displayed: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, stereographs, cameras, viewers, early color work and more. There will be a book signing and copies of a new book by Jack and Beverly Wilgus, Defined by Light: Photography’s First 75 Years available for purchase.

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