The Big Picture


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents The Big Picture, on view through October 7, 2018. In late 2015 the Hall Family Foundation, in continuing its long support of the photography program at The Nelson-Atkins Museum, made a special $10 million grant to broaden and deepen this collection. The Big Picture: A Transformative Gift from the Hall Family Foundation features a selection of more than 800 photographs acquired thanks to this generous gift.

Shown in 3,000 square feet of the photography galleries, this exhibition signals the culmination of two years of acquisitions and coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Hall Family Foundation.

Malcolm Grear Designers created the exhibition catalogue and has collaborated with The Nelson-Atkins Museum and Keith Davis on 14 photography books from this collection.