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Focus Gallery: Installation Photograph - "This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today," 06/25/2016 through 10/23/2016
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Focus Gallery: Installation Photograph - "This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today," 06/25/2016 through 10/23/2016
No title on original
Date
06/27/2016
Material
Digital Camera
Measurements
19.2
12.8
Description
View along the west wall (left) toward the north wall of the Focus Gallery on the lower level of the Walker Art Building. The doorway through the north wall is the entrance to the building's elevator. On the right is the doorway to the Center Gallery, and in the lower left corner is the stairway leading to the Assyrian Gallery on the upper level. The exhibition is "This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today ," which was shown in the Osher, Halford, Center, Media, Becker and Focus Galleries from June 25, 2016 through October 23, 2016. Examining the rise and evolution of symbolic, abstract, and conceptual portraiture in modern and contemporary American art, this exhibition features works of Charles Demuth, Marcel Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others. It is the first exhibition to address the breadth and significance of the phenomenon of non-mimetic portraits in American art. On June 23, 2016 Yale University Press published a book entitled "This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today," containing essays by Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art; Jonathan Frederick Walz, director of curatorial affairs and curator of American art at The Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia; and Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo, an independent curator and scholar. Dorinda Evans, professor emerita of art history at Emory University, also contributed to the publication. Both the exhibition and its associated publication examine questions about what a likeness is, how a person's individuality might be expressed by another, and how much a portrait is shaped by the artist's as opposed to the subject's personality.
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Digital Camera
2016-07-06T12:00:00+00:00
300
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Bowdoin College Museum of Art - Office of the Assistant Director for Communications
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Dennis and Diana Griggs
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
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