Mills College Art Gallery [Original Front Entrance]1925
9 5/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (24.45 cm x 18.73 cm)
Imogen Cunningham, American, (1883–1976)
lived on campus, and spent a lot of time documenting its aesthetic nuances.
This image of the original entrance to the gallery portrays the extravagant stone facade within the context of its proper time and place—the Spanish Colonial Revival style was popular in California in the 1920s. Ratcliff’s “take” on the style is characterized by his use of stone facades, paired with the signature elements of the architectural style: the roofing tiles, arched doorways and great wood paneled doors.
One of Cunningham’s great strengths as a photographer was being able to present a close-up of her subject matter as both a portrait and a microcosm of its context—a strategy she developed in great part through her work here at Mills.
--Iona de la Torre, December 2015
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- In Focus: Group f/64 and the Bay Area Mills College Art Museum , 12/2/2015 - 5/29/2016
- Sheet Dimensions: 9 5/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (24.45 cm x 18.73 cm)
- Mat Dimensions: 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)
This object has the following bibliographic references:
- Stephanie Hanor, ed. In Focus: Group f/64 and the Bay Area . In Focus: Group f/64 and the Bay Area Mills College Art Museum. Oakland, CA, 2016
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