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Feb. 22, 2023

Media Advisory: Media preview of 'The Linda McCartney Retrospective'

  • What: Media members are invited to preview "The Linda McCartney Retrospective" at the University of Arizona.
  • When: Friday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.
  • Where: Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road. Media should meet in the lobby at 10:45 a.m. Tour leaders will explain video/photo protocols at that time.
  • RSVP: RSVP to Andy Ober,

TUCSON, Ariz. — Members of the media are invited to the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography for an advance look at "The Linda McCartney Retrospective," an exhibition celebrating the iconic photographer's 30-year, barrier-breaking career and connection to Tucson.

Sarah Brown, the London-based photographic curator of the Linda McCartney Archive, will lead a tour of the nearly 200-piece collection, which includes McCartney's portraits of music legends, photos of her domestic life after moving to London with her family, and her experiments with photographic processes, including never-before-exhibited screen prints and a wall of Polaroid prints. The exhibit also features photos of McCartney's time in Tucson, where she took up photography as a hobby while attending the university in the early 1960s.

The exhibition is making its North American premiere at the Center for Creative Photography, where it will be on public display Feb. 25 to Aug. 5. The center is planning a semester full of programming designed to engage the community with the exhibit, beginning with a grand opening and Community Day on Feb. 25.

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Media contact:
Andy Ober
University Communications

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