In Friendship: Gifts from David and Natalie Sperling

November 07, 2010 - January 02, 2011

In 1988, Birmingham couple David and Natalie Sperling made a gift to the Museum of a classic black and white photograph by the French master Jacques-Henri Lartigue. In 1991, the couple initiated the tradition of making gifts of art to the Museum in honor of their friends. The Sperlings’ gifts now number over twenty works of art that range from classic European black and white photography to contemporary photographs, prints, drawings and sculpture. This exhibition brings these works together as an occasion to celebrate the Sperlings’ generosity and dedication to their friends and to the Museum.