April 10 – September 18, 2011
This intriguing exhibition will present a wide variety of portraits by artists working in recent years. Once considered retrograde, portraiture has assumed a central role in the art of our time. Artists have turned to portraiture as a major vehicle for addressing issues of identity and gender, race and class, and the advent of the information age. The show includes portraits from the museum’s collection as well as loaned works by Benny Andrews, Alice Neel, William Wegman, David LaChapelle and Barkley L. Hendricks, among others. Face Off: Portraits by Contemporary Artists will open up new perspectives on the art of portraiture for visitors.