Art Adventures

Family Art Adventures: Pinhole Photography

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Robert Calafiore, Untitled Figure #9, 2009, Chromogenic color print from a self-built pinhole camera, 40 x 30 inches, Gift of the Artist and Museum purchase, 2011.24

Experimental forms of photography can introduce unique abstract compositions for an artist. One of these methods is pinhole photography, which involves a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture; essentially a light-proof box with a small hole in one side.

While they don't provide the artist with crystal-clear results, they do, however, avoid lens distortion and create a soft, tonal, final product. 

Using simple materials, such as cardboard, Museum educators will lead participants through the process of creating a basic pinhole camera. They are welcome to keep these, for further fun and experimentation at home. Families may also be able to play with other experimental forms of photography that require sunlight (weather permitting) during this session.


$7 adult Members

$7 child Members

$15 adult non-Members

$15 child non-Members


Thursday, December 28, 2017 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm