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March 25, 2005

Architecture of Silence Photo Exhibition to Open
March 29

  Painting by David Heald
  David Heald (American, b. 1951)
Site of the Nave Looking East to the Chevet, Preuilly, gelatin silver print photograph, 1990 ©2000 David Heald

A new exhibition, titled Architecture of Silence: Cistercian Abbeys of France, will open at the College’s art museum on March 29. The exhibition features 40 photographs by David Heald, chief photographer for the Guggenheim Museum.

A prominent architectural photographer, Heald is interested in the interplay of architecture and the natural landscape. He made seven trips to France between 1985 and 1995 to photograph the abbeys, which have long been revered for their exquisite proportions and ethereal, minimalist design.

Heald’s large-format black-and-white images come to Mount Holyoke’s museum as a traveling exhibition organized by Exhibitions International of New York. Tom Hinson, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, observed, “Heald’s photographs capture the essence, the emotional impact, of these incredible spaces. In his detailed images, the marriage of light, space, and texture is succinctly, beautifully expressed. His serene photographs perfectly render the distinguishing quality of Cistercian architecture and monastic life: silence.”

The exhibition will run from March 29 through July 3. On Thursday,
April 7, at 4:30 pm the artist, son of Barbara Legg Heald ’46, will make an informal presentation at the museum; a reception will follow

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