The Museum of Science is presenting a 20 year retrospective exhibit of Eliot Porter photographs in its Bradford Washburn Gallery. Porter, best known perhaps for his Sierra Club posters, is a master of the outdoors scene and his artistry is well attested to by the 70 color prints of landscapes which make up this show. Though the Museum has done a poor job of mounting and lighting these photographs, nothing can really dull the impact of Porter's sensuous colors or his ability to capture the unique detail.
The Boston Public Library is displaying lithographs, etchings and woodcuts by two New England artists in its Wiggins Gallery. The prints, mostly land and seascapes, by Thomas Nason and Stow Wengenroth, are meticulously detailed and have a brooding and evocative quality that makes them difficult to forget. The Wiggins Gallery, on the third floor of the research library, is just to the right of the John Singer Sargent Gallery, itself worth a few minutes perusal for the huge and fantastic murals Sargent painted on its ceiling.
Paul Petschek '74, one of America's bright, young photographers, is displaying some of his original work this week in the Mass. Ave. display windows of the Cambridge Trust.