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  • Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of experimental photographer, book artist Bea Nettles

    Image of "Golden Evenin" by Bea Nettles shows a female figure in white in the center, with other figures in the background in shades of blue.

    Krannert Art Museum is hosting a retrospective of the 50-year career of artist Bea Nettles, who is well-known for her experimental use of photographic techniques and blending of craft and photography.

    Bea Nettles, “Golden Evenin” (1975). Cyanotype with applied color. George Eastman Museum, gift of the artist. © Bea Nettles

    Courtesy Krannert Art Museum


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  • Editor’s notes: “Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory” is organized by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y. and the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis, and co-curated by Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, the former director of the Sheldon Art Galleries, and Jamie M. Allen, a curator at the George Eastman Museum. It is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. At Krannert Art Museum, the exhibition is supported by the Rosann Gelvin Noel Fund, co-sponsored by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

    To contact Amy Powell, email More information about “Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory” is available online. For information about Krannert Art Museum, contact Julia Nucci Kelly at