What's On

View of "American Cool" exhibition

Past Exhibitions

  • Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner

    One Life: The Mask of Lincoln

    November 7, 2008 - July 5, 2009

    To both his contemporaries and posterity, Abraham  Lincoln has been an endless subject of mystery and fascination. "One Life: The Mask of Lincoln" examined how Lincoln used the new art of photography to convey his image to Americans, letting them see in him what they most desired.

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  • Pin with portrait of a young girl

    Tokens of Affection and Regard: Photographic Jewelry and Its Makers

    October 24, 2008 - June 21, 2009

    Photographic jewelry flourished throughout the period from 1840 to 1875 and beyond. This poignant exhibition, drawn primarily from the collection of Larry J. West, featured rare and exquisite jewelry containing portraits in the 19th century's four main photographic processes—daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes and paper prints.

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  • Poster of Bette Midler

    Ballyhoo! Posters as Portraiture

    May 9, 2008 - February 8, 2009

    Featuring sixty posters ranging in date from the late 19th century to the present, this exhibition demonstrated how posters function as portraiture.

     

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  • Susan Sontag by Peter Hujar

    Women of Our Time: Twentieth Century Photographs

    October 10, 2008 - February 1, 2009

    In the exhibition "Women of Our Time: Twentieth Century Photographs," celebrates women who have challenged and changed America.

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  • Painted portrait of Ho Nee Yeath Taw No Row, King of the Generethgarich Nations

    Four Indian Kings

    September 12, 2008 - January 25, 2009

    In 1710, a delegation of four Native American leaders—three Mohawk from the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) alliance and one Mohican from the Algonquin nations—traveled to the Court of Queen Anne in London.

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  • Political cartoon of Franklin Roosevelt

    Herblock's Presidents: "Puncturing Pomposity"

    May 2, 2008 - November 30, 2008

    The political cartoons of Herbert  Block (1909--2001) appeared in American newspapers for more than seven decades  under the pen name Herblock. This exhibition contained Block's original drawings of presidential  cartoons from Franklin Roosevelt through Bill Clinton.

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  • LL Cool J by Kehinde Wiley

    RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture

    February 28, 2008 - October 26, 2008

    Since its inception in the late 1970s, hip hop has become hugely influential in America. The six artists and one poet included in the exhibition, have approached hip hop culture through the lens of portraiture, and, in combination, their contributions highlight its vitality and beauty.

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