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Edward Weston: Life Work

May 12 – July 22, 2012

Weston Chambered Nautilus

Edward Weston helped to create modern photography. Many of his photos generate an instant shock of recognition. His still lifes, including Pepper No. 30 and Chambered Nautilus, are among the best known works of American photography, transforming ordinary objects into elemental sculptures.

The Longmont Museum presents Edward Weston: Life Work, a major exhibition of the career of one of America’s foremost photographers. Running from May 12 to July 22, the exhibition is drawn from the collection of New York collectors Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.

Weston Pepper No. 30The exhibit is divided into sections that encompass Weston’s entire career:

Early Works




Still Life

Early Landscapes

Later Landscapes

Of his famous pepper, Weston wrote: “I must get this one today:  it is beginning to show the strain and tonight should grace a salad.  It has been suggested that I am a cannibal to eat my models after a masterpiece.  But I rather like the idea that they become a part of me, enrich my blood as well as my vision.”

Admission to Edward Weston: Life Work will be $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors, and free for members of the Friends of the Museum.

Public Programs

Special Saturday Opening Reception

Saturday, May 12, Members preview at 6 pm, doors open to the public at 7 pm.

Reception admission $7, free for members.

Director’s Walkthrough

Tuesdays, May 15 – July 17, Noon – 1 pm

Included with exhibit admission, free for members

Wesley Jessup, the Longmont Museum’s Director, gives a tour of the exhibition every Tuesday at noon.

Coffee and Conversations

Friday, May 18, 9:30- 11:00 am

$5, free for members

Pre-Registration encouraged

Enjoy a morning of art, coffee, and conversation about the Weston exhibit with Longmont Museum Director Wesley Jessup. This casual program will include a gallery walkthrough.

Growing Up Weston

Thursday, May 31, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

$10, free for members

Join Edward Weston's grandson, Kim Weston of Carmel, California, as he shares his stories of growing up in the Weston family and how it has influenced his own photographic journey.

For more information about Kim Weston, visit

The Weston Figure
Saturday June 2, 10:00 am – 5 pm


Ages 18 and up

Pre-Registration required

Please join us for this exciting one-day, fine art photography workshop with Kim Weston, grandson of Edward Weston. Participants get the opportunity to photograph the human figure. Any size camera, film or digital is good for this class. Students should bring their own film and equipment and know how to operate their cameras.

Wine and Watch!

Thursday, June 21, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

$10, $5 for Friends’ Members

Ages 21 and up

Limited to 60 participants -- pre-register now to get your space!

A special wine tasting and film screening event at the Longmont Museum. We’ll sample wine in our outdoor courtyard then watch Eloquent Nude; The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston together in the gallery.  

Weston Dunes OceanoWeston Self PortraitWeston 2 PitchersWeston Radishes