Capture the Moment

1945

Montana Museum of Art & Culture in collaboration with the Gallery of Visual Arts, both at the University of Montana, present:

Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs
August 7 – October 23, 2009

This traveling exhibition organized is the largest display of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever shown in the United States. The show will feature 143 award-winning images from 1942 (when the Pulitzer Prize for photojournalism was established) through the 2009 awards. Visitors to this exhibition will see one of the most extensive and dramatic traveling displays ever mounted at the museum. Photographic images will be arranged chronologically. Each photograph will be accompanied by a firsthand account of the events leading up to the photograph. Among the historical moments captured are the raising of the American Flag on Iwo Jima, the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby, and many others. These epic moments were captured by photojournalists doing their daily job. Many modestly claim they were simply at the right place at the right time. Yet they had the skill and the daring to seize the opportunity when it presented itself.

Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs was developed by the Newseum, the interactive museum of news in association with Business of Entertainment, Inc. NYC, Cyma Rubin, Curator.

Image: U.S. Marines raise American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima in the South Pacific, Feb. 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal, The Associated Press

WARNING: DUE TO THE MATURE SUBJECT MATTER, THIS EXHIBIT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

Calendar Events:

Friday, August 7, 2009, 5-8pm, Meloy and Paxson Galleries – UM PARTV Center, and the Gallery of Visual Arts – Social Sciences Building

Montana Museum of Art & Culture in collaboration with the Gallery of Visual Arts presents an opening reception for Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs in all three galleries. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Call 406.243.2019 or visit www.umt.edu/montanamuseum for details.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 7pm, University Center Theater

Montana Museum of Art & Culture in collaboration with the Gallery of Visual Arts presents a special screening of the Emmy award-winning documentary film, “Moment of Impact: Stories of the Pulitzer Prize Photographs”. The film chronicles six Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs. This event is free and open to the public. Call 406.243.2019 or visit www.umt.edu/montanamuseum for details.

Thursday, September 3, 2009, 8pm, Montana Theatre, UM PARTV Center

Montana Museum of Art & Culture in collaboration with the Gallery of Visual Arts presents, “Modern Media: A Photojournalist’s Vision for the Future”, a lecture by Michel duCille, two-time Pulitzer winner and Assistant Managing Editor for Photography, The Washington Post, part of the UM President’s Lecture Series. This event is free and open to the public. Call 406.243.2019 or visit www.umt.edu/montanamuseum for details.

Monday, September 21, 2009, 7pm, University Center Theater

Montana Museum of Art & Culture in collaboration with the Gallery of Visual Arts presents, “Photos that Move and Speak – The Decisive Moment Extended”, a lecture by David Leeson, Pulitzer winner, formerly of the Dallas Morning News and Executive Producer, Protégé Films. This event is free and open to the public. Call 406.243.2019 or visit www.umt.edu/montanamuseum for details.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 7pm, University Center Theater

Montana Museum of Art & Culture in collaboration with the Gallery of Visual Arts presents a lecture by Cyma Rubin, Curator of the Pulitzer exhibition and President of the Business of Entertainment, Inc., followed by a screening of the Emmy award-winning documentary film, “Moment of Impact: Stories of the Pulitzer Prize Photographs”. This event is free and open to the public. Call 406.243.2019 or visit www.umt.edu/montanamuseum for details.