Visual Transpositions: A Photographic Dialog Between Austin Past and Present

March 5th, 2013 Jarred Wilson

The Visual Resources Collection (VRC), part of the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, recently opened their new exhibit “Visual Transpositions: A Photographic Dialog Between Austin Past and Present.”  The exhibit contains images that explore Austin’s Congress Avenue.  Images taken by current VRC staff are exhibited beside images from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  The mid-century images were done by Blake Alexander and Marian Davis, School of Architecture and Fine Arts faculty, respectively.  In a striking reversal of expectations, the modern images are black and white while the older images are in color.  The images are not meant to be a direct comparison of then-and-now, but rather they explore the feeling of Congress Avenue then, and “its environs as they stand today.”

Congress Avenue, Austin, TX. June Jung, 2013.

The VRC is located in Sutton Hall Room 3.128, and contains a variety of collections and equipment available to School of Architecture students.  The exhibit can be seen through August 16th, 2013, between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday.  For more information, visit the VRC’s exhibits page.

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