Middlebury College Museum of Art

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Thursday, April 13

This is a Portrait if I Say So

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Anne Goodyear, co-director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art


Anne Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and co-author of This is a Portrait if I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today, will discuss how portraiture evolved largely as a genre based on mimesis to one stressing conceptual and symbolic associations between artist and subject. Artists considered range from Georgia O’Keeffe and Marcel Duchamp to Jasper Johns and Yoko Ono. Presented in conjunction with the concurrent exhibition American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Director of the Arts.

cover of This is a Portrait if I Say So