The Getty Museum and National Gallery of Art Acquire Hundreds of Major Gifts for Photography Collections

These photography collections just got a big boost thanks to Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser

© Mary Ellen Mark
Rekha with beads in her mouth, 1978
Dye transfer print, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.© Mary Ellen Mark

This week the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the National Gallery of Art in Washington got a big boost to their photography collections thanks to collectors Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.

Dorothea Lange
Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936
Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in., Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.Dorothea Lange

Thanks to the generous donation The Getty added 386 pieces from 17 different photographers to their collection including works from Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Davidson, and Richard Misrach, while the National Gallery received 143 gelatin silver prints by Dorothea Lange.

Dorothea Lange
Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940
Gelatin silver print, printed 1950s, 7 x 9 in., Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.Dorothea Lange

“While collecting is a mysterious endeavor, and living with the art is profound, the act of gifting is a joyous and wonderful moment in time,” Daniel Greenberg said in a press release. “As Susan and I begin a new chapter in our lives, and after decades of acting as temporary stewards for these photographs, we are excited that now is the time that we can share some of the best works we have owned with the public.”

The gifts were the largest that the two collectors have made to date.

Richard Misrach
Salton Sea, 1983
Color coupler print, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.© Richard Misrach, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Pace/ MacGill Gallery, New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
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