Not to be missed in this grouping is a small selection of black-and-white images by
. During walks with her young charges, Maier surreptitiously photographed the people and places around her, expertly capturing unusually composed urban scenes in Chicago, New York, and cities worldwide. Her trove of over 100,000 negatives, undeveloped rolls of film, and Super-8 film clips was largely discovered after her death in 2009. Her Self Portrait, Chicago Area, August 1966
(1966), on view here, attests to Maier’s exquisite sense of composition, as well as her sense of humor. She aims her camera at a car and we see her shadowy silhouette reflected on its window, but her image is overshadowed by the more visible subject—a feisty looking cat inside, staring out at the viewer as it sticks its snout out to get fresh air.