McDonough Museum opens two exhibits this week

Couple in ‘51 Chevy, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1986, by Miguel Gandert, is part of the "Selections" exhibit at the McDonough Museum of Art at YSU.
A public reception is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, for two new exhibits at the McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University.

The exhibits, “Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from Mexico” and “Selections from the Collection of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University,” will be on display through March 3.

The museum on Wick Avenue is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. It is open to the public and admission is free.

  • “La Calle” features nearly 30 years of photography by Alex Webb created between 1978 and 2007 in Mexico City and the surrounding states, villages and cities. Webb frequently credits the landscapes and cityscapes of Mexico for prompting his shift to color photography.
    Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, 1996, by Alex Webb is part of the exhibit at the McDonough Museum of Art at YSU.
    He worked intensely on the U.S.–Mexico border and in the densely populated capital city through the early 1980s. “La Calle” is organized by Aperture Foundation, New York, and Televisa Foundation, Mexico City.
  • “Selections” comes from the permanent collection at the Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan, consisting of more than 2,500 works. Artists featured in the McDonough exhibition include Elliot Erwitt, an American advertising and documentary photographer; Joel Meyerowitz, considered a living legend in street photography; Alen MacWeeney, Dublin-born photographer of the native itinerants of Ireland known as “Travellers”; and Frank Stella, whose Black Series II is a portfolio of eight lithographs (6 included in the exhibition).