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.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view Sept 21–Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)

Hours

9 AM - 6 PM
8 AM - 4 PM
Closed
10 AM - 6 PM