The museum, associated with College of DuPage is showcasing a mix of silver gelatin and digital prints by the artist. Maier, originally from New York City, grew up in France. She returned to NYC in the late 1930s, working as a nanny for 40 years. She produced more than 100,000 negatives. Her work was not discovered until 2007. She is a true undiscovered genius. It is sort of sad she was not acknowledged until the very end of her life. In fact her work really didn't receive true acclaim until after her death in 2009.
All the exhibited photographs are from the collection of Jeffrey Goldstein, one of the three original owners of the artists work. He and others have championed this work. Goldstein needed 275 rolls of Maier's film developed and he contacted Frank Jackowiak, a College of DuPage faculty member (at that time). He and a team of students worked on the prints. Jankowiak is the co-curator of the exhibit.