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Stephen Shore
Museum of Modern Art, New York
November 19–May 28

Stephen Shore has come a long way since 1971, when he became the youngest artist to have a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. That show, which featured many of Shore’s signature color photographs of Americana, was almost universally panned. These days, however, it’s hard to imagine photo history without Shore’s photographs. Picking up where Walker Evans left off, Shore has been photographing cars, drive-ins, and advertisements, exploring how the American landscape, once idyllic and desired, has been altered by industry and capitalism. Fifty-one years after a solo exhibition show at the Museum of Modern Art, in 1976, Shore will have his largest New York survey to date. —A.G.