THE GREAT PICTURE
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., National Air and Space Museum/Udvar-Hazy Center
April 26 – December 2, 2014
New York Daily News, May 15, 2014: “This giant photo was taken with the world’s largest pinhole camera. Six artists and hundreds of volunteers created a giant pinhole camera inside of an abandoned Marine Corps jet hangar. The camera captured a massive black-and-white photo, which is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.”
New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
November 17 – December 15, 2013
The Great Picture occupied a vast gallery of the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center. It served as a centerpiece exhibition for PhotoNOLA 2013, the noted biennial that brings photographic exhibitions and events to museums and galleries across New Orleans.
Great Park Gallery, Irvine, California
November 5, 2011 – February 26, 2012
The opening of a state-of-the-art gallery space in a repurposed military building at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro created the opportunity to exhibit the Great Picture at the military base where it was made. The exhibition incorporated additional new work by the six artists—photographs, installations, artifacts, and five video pieces.
University of California Riverside, Culver Center of the Arts and Sweeney Gallery
July 16 – October 8, 2011
The Great Picture was featured in the University of California’s premier arts presentation venues united in side-by-side buildings—Culver Center of the Arts, Sweeney Gallery, and California Museum of Photography. The Great Picture occupied the 40-foot-high Culver atrium and galleries. Personal work by the six project artists was shown in the Sweeney Gallery, and the California Museum of Photography hosted closely connected landscape photography.
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
March 8 – 27, 2011
The Great Picture and related art, artifacts, and multi-screen video installations occupied the grand hall of the prestigious CAFA Art Museum in Beijing.
Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles
September 6 – 29, 2007
Southern California’s Art Center College of Design is one of the top art and design schools in the world. It also has the finest art exhibition space in Los Angeles large enough to accommodate the giant photograph.
Building #115, Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California
July 12, 2006
The celebratory unveiling of the world’s largest photograph—newly made and suspended in its jet-hangar-as camera.