Within this Garden: Photographs by Ruth Thorne-ThomsenApr 3 — May 29, 1993


  • Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, Liberty Head, 1978, from the "Expeditions" series

  • Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, Head with Ladders, Illinois, 1979, from the "Expeditions" series

  • Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, Glider, portfolio 1976-1984, from the "Expeditions" series

  • Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, Fish, 1976, from the "Expeditions" series

  • Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, Norm Bruns, 1980

A retrospective and monograph by Ruth Thorne-Thomsen (Pennsylvania) explored the interrelationships of photography, psychology, history, culture, mythology, and poetry.  The traveling exhibition, circulated by The Museum of Contemporary Photography through December 1995, included eighty-five 4"x5” contact prints and fifteen mural 30"x40” photographs.  The exhibition was accompanied by a publication (The Museum of Contemporary Photography in association with Aperture, New York, 1993) with an essay by Denise Miller-Clark and an original poem by Poet Laureate Mark Strand.

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