Look: Contemporary Portraiture

Exhibitions

Look: Contemporary Portraiture

Informal Public Education Course

Thu, Oct 4, 2012 7 PM
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 7 PM
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 7 PM

We are surrounded by portraits every day, from family photo albums to our Facebook feeds. They do so much more than capture someone’s appearance (indeed, some don’t even do that). What makes a good portrait, and how have contemporary artists approached this age-old art form? Using the Annie Leibovitz exhibition as our classroom, we’ll explore the recent history of portrait photography, including works by such artists as Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Catherine Opie, and others. No art or art history experience is required. Participants may attend a single session or multiple sessions; each will cover different artists and different aspects of portraiture. Although the class is free, advance registration is requested.

Alberto Giacometti, Le chien (Dog), 1951 (cast 1959); Bronze; 17 ½ x 40 x 6 ¼ in.; Edition 8 of 8; Wexner Family Collection; Art © 2014 Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York, NY

Wexner Center members can now reserve their free tickets for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection. Tickets go on sale to the public on Mon, Aug 25.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Don't miss 2001: A Space Odyssey—screening in glorious 70mm as part of A Summer Abroad ‘14—on Thu–Fri, Aug 28–29.

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