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Friday, April 14

The Bodies of American Faces

Gallery Talk
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Johnson Gallery

Ellery Foutch, Assistant Professor of American Studies


What can we learn from looking at how bodies are depicted in the portraits included in the exhibition American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity? What meanings does the body carry, and how have artists grappled with its representation? Join Ellery Foutch, Assistant Professor in the American Studies Program, for a conversation about the bodies of American Faces, from a publicity image of conjoined twins and nineteenth-century celebrities Chang and Eng Bunker to caricatures of President Obama. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please arrive early.

Obama HOPE by Shepard Fairey