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Framing the World: The Photography of Linda & Robert Scarth

January 13 - April 29, 2018

Linda and Robert Scarth, Violet-tailed Sylph, undated, photograph, 17 ½ x 11 5/8 inches, on loan from the artists, L2017.033.

Framing the World: The Photography of Linda & Robert Scarth

January 13 – April 29, 2018

Photographers are careful observers by inclination and training. Linda and Robert Scarth come from academic backgrounds where their observational skills were honed. Their interest and skill developed early and evolved to emphasize photographing the natural world. Largely self-taught, they have taken classes at universities where they worked, along with the Kansas City Art Institute and the Armidale College of TAFE in Australia where they once lived.

This exhibition displays a wide variety of the subjects the Scarths have photographed over the years: flowers, insects, birds, and other animals, all demonstrating the Scarth’s fascination with the beauty, fragility, and resilience of the natural world. 

(Sadly, shortly after finalizing the selection of works for this exhibition, Linda Scarth passed away on July 3, 2017.) 

This exhibition has been made possible by The McIntyre Foundation. Additional support has been provided bythe Hotel-Motel Tax Fund, the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, members of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and contributors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.


Lori Tofanelli
on 12/28/17
Hi, the tentative opening dates will be on Fri. Feb 2 or Sat. Feb. 3. Admission will be free. I will keep you posted as soon as this is decided which will be soon. We would love to have you!
on 12/05/17
Any opening event planned for this exhibit?

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