The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced a major gift to its photography department – the third such announcement this month

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced a major gift to its photography department – the third such announcement this month.

Collectors Cherye R. and James F. Pierce have given the museum more than 260 important photographs, a news release Thursday said.

They include a print of Robert Capa’s “The Falling Soldier,” taken in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, and the 1932 photograph titled “Behind the Gare St. Lazare,” which many consider Henri Cartier-Bresson’s best work. Another print of that Cartier-Bresson photograph sold at a London auction in 2017 for £131,000 (about $170,300), according to the Phillips Auctioneers website.

Others range from vintage prints by Ansel Adams to contemporary work

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RedLine Arts Center will host a trio of exhibitions coordinated by MOP founder Mark Sink, one featuring this image by Cora Angel. (Provided by Month of Photography)

Denver’s biennial Month of Photography returns in force this week, ready to take on the very unusual challenges posed by the current pandemic.

The photo fest, always a mix of exhibits and lectures, is adding complementary outdoor and online offerings that allow folks at all leaving-the-house comfort levels to take part.

The lineup, presented with curatorial flair by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, is sprawling and ambitious, showcasing the work of hundreds of photographers near and far, new and familiar. Everything is conveniently arranged on a fresh, searchable easy-to-navigate website. Look for your favorites at denvermop.org.

Here are my best bets.

“Three Acts: A Survey of Shame, Emotion, and Oblivion”

RedLine Contemporary Art Center, March 6-April 24

This is probably MOP’s

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