Michael Nichols: Wild

Exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US.


Until September 17, 2017
Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols: artist, technical innovator, and ardent advocate for preserving natural habitats, and be tran orted through the split-second magic of images captured in some of the most remote areas of the world. Nichols’s stunning photographs offer intense confrontations with the power and fragility of the wild and are a reflection of our own humanity. This exhibition presents his most important projects, highlighting his artistic accomplishments and efforts to preserve wild spaces. The photographs are shown with depictions of nature from the Museum’s collection, inviting visitors to consider humankind’s complex and often brutal relationship with the wild.
or more than three decades, Nichols has ventured to the farthest reaches of the world to document nature’s wildest creatures and landscapes. As an award-winning photographer for National Geographic, he has recorded animals and habitats in locations as expansive as the Congo Basin, the Serengeti, and the American West with an unparalleled intensity.
This exhibition presents Nichols’s most important projects, highlighting his artistic accomplishments, technical innovations, and efforts to preserve wild spaces. His photographs will be shown with depictions of nature from the Museum’s collection, inviting visitors to consider humankind’s complex, and often brutal, relationship with the wild.
This summer Art Splash, the Museum’s popular family program presented by PNC Arts Alive, explores themes from the exhibition via in-gallery explorations, hands-on workshops, guided tours, performances, and festivals.