In the Public Eye: Photography and Fame

March 8, 2008—June 15, 2008

This exhibition will feature some of the most recognizable works in photographic history, by some of the most celebrated photographers. Thematically, the exhibition explores the relationship between photography and celebrity and the collaborative nature of this process: the willing role of celebrities in creating their public image. A broad range of works from the 1860s to the present will be on view, by photographers such as Mathew Brady, Edward Steichen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Imogen Cunningham, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz.


Image: Clarence Sinclair Bull, American, 1895-1979. Hedy Lamarr, 1938. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.3902.

This exhibition is supported by The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and the Hall Family Foundation. Midwest Airlines is the official airline sponsor.

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