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The Museum of Modern Art Announces Transformative Gift of Photographs from the Gayle Greenhill Collection

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Edward Steichen (American, born Luxembourg. 1879–1973). Moonrise--Mamaroneck, New York. 1904. Multiple gum bichromate print over platinum, 16 x 19 5/8” (40.7 x 49.9 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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The Museum of Modern Art has received a monumental gift of photographs from the Gayle Greenhill Collection, made in her memory by her husband Robert F. Greenhill. Gayle Greenhill (1936–2017) was deeply involved with the Department of Photography at MoMA from 1989 to 2013, serving as a member of the Committee on Photography for more than two decades. This transformative gift comprises more than 300 works by 103 photographers; it is Mr. Greenhill’s intention that a group of these will form the Gayle Greenhill Collection of photographs at the Museum, while the remainder of the works will be sold to establish the Gayle Greenhill Endowment Fund to support future MoMA photography exhibitions and acquisitions.

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Edward Steichen (American, born Luxembourg. 1879–1973). Moonrise--Mamaroneck, New York. 1904. Multiple gum bichromate print over platinum, 16 x 19 5/8” (40.7 x 49.9 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Edward Steichen (American, born Luxembourg. 1879–1973). Moonrise–Mamaroneck, New York. 1904. Multiple gum bichromate print over platinum, 16 x 19 5/8” (40.7 x 49.9 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Herbert George Ponting (British, 1870–1935). The Ramparts of Mount Erebus. 1911. Gelatin silver print, 29 3/8 x 22 7/8″ (74.6 x 58.1 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill

Charles Sheeler (American, 1883–1965). Bucks County Barn with Chickens. c. 1917. Gelatin silver print, 7 3/16 x 9 3/8″ (18.3 x 23.8 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 The Lane Collection

László Moholy-Nagy (American, born Hungary. 1895–1946). Negative (Portrait). 1931. Gelatin silver print, 11 11/16 x 8 7/16” (29.7 x 21.4 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Robert Frank (American, born Switzerland. 1924–2019). New York City. 1951. Gelatin silver print, 16 5/8 x 11 7/16″ (42.2 x 29.1 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 The Andrea Frank Foundation

Imogen Cunningham (American, 1883–1976). The Unmade Bed. 1957. Gelatin silver print, 8 11/16 x 11 1/2” (22.1 x 29.2 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 Estate of Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham (American, 1883–1976). The Unmade Bed. 1957. Gelatin silver print, 8 11/16 x 11 1/2” (22.1 x 29.2 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 Estate of Imogen Cunningham

William Eggleston (American, born 1939). Greenwood, Mississippi. 1973. Dye transfer print, 11 9/16 x 17 3/4” (29.4 x 45.1 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 Eggleston Artistic Trust

Jan Groover (American, 1943–2012). Untitled. c. 1979. Chromogenic color print, 14 3/4 x 19 1/16” (37.5 x 48.4 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 Estate of Jan Groover

Cindy Sherman (American, born 1954). Untitled. 1995. Silver dye bleach print, 57 1/2 x 39” (146.1 x 99.1 cm). The Gayle Greenhill Collection. Gift of Robert F. Greenhill © 2020 Cindy Sherman, courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York