Group Acquisition

El Paso Museum of Art
El Paso, TX

$20,000 to acquire photographs by Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988), Ida Lansky (1910-1997), and Barbara Maples (1912-1999) for the museum’s permanent collection and the traveling exhibition Texas Bauhaus: The Photographs of Carlotta Corpron, Ida Lansky, and Barbara Maples. Maples and Lansky studied with Corpron at the Texas Woman’s University in Denton, after her teaching appointment in 1935. Through their experimentations with photographic techniques and light manipulation, these women artists contributed to the development of Modernist photography.