Gallery Talk: Portrait Photography: Faces, Stories and Symbols

September 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Look at different approaches to photographic portraiture with Director and CEO Susan Talbott. From the classical portraits of Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Timothy Greenfield Sanders, to symbolic portraits by Patti Smith and John Coplans, and those that tell stories by Adrian Peper and Carrie Mae Weems, Aspects of Portraiture: Photographs from the Wadsworth Atheneum examines social history, identity and race, and nostalgia for the traditional portraits that once defined photography.

Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.