Face Forward: Portraits from the American Collection

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Face Forward: Portraits from the American Collection

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Halford Gallery, Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
If “the image is never identity,” as one art historian has noted, then what is it? Face Forward surveys the American collection for representations of individuals both traditional and unorthodox.

Works

"Portrait of A. Bryan Wall", 1904 by Thomas Eakins, American, 1844-1916, Oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, George Otis Hamlin Fund, 1962.16
"Self-Portrait", 1978 by Jim Dine, American, born 1935, etching, aquatint, and drypoint , Museum Purchase, 1979.2

About

If “the image is never identity,” as one art historian has noted, then what is it?  Face Forward surveys the American collection for representations of individuals both traditional and unorthodox. Among the works on view in this exhibition are portrait miniatures, eighteenth-century profiles drawn with a physiognotrace, Andy Warhol Polaroids, and a “symbolic” portrait by Robert Indiana.