Robert Cumming. Two Views of One Mishap of Minor Consequence (right panel). 1973. Gelatin-silver print. Acquired through the generosity of Celeste Bartos. © Robert Cumming/Licensed by VAGA, New York

Challenging longstanding perceptions about photography’s apparent relationship to the objective world, Cumming creates alternative and hypothetical “realities” using found and fabricated objects in staged scenarios. Drawn principally from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, this exhibition also includes loans from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and private collectors.