Persistence of Vision: The Evolution of the Moving Image, 1895–1910

Alsdorf Gallery

optigraphTraveling showman’s equipment, with optigraph, gramophone with horn, and related publicity material, ca. 1900-1905. Courtesy of Carey Williams.

From ninteenth-century optical toys to pioneering cameras, projectors, and films, this Block-organized exhibition explored the art and technology of pre- and early cinema. Drawn from a seldom-exhibited private collection, Persistence of Vision also examined the large and small ways the motion picture has changed our culture.