Posing for the Camera: Gifts from Robert B. Menschel
September 17, 2017 – January 28, 2018
West Building, Ground Floor, West Outer Tier Galleries
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
A selection of some 60 photographs in the Gallery’s collection made possible by Robert B. Menschel are on view in an exhibition that examines how the act of posing for a portrait changed with the invention of the medium. Featured works come from the early 1840s—just after photography was invented—through the 1990s. The exhibition includes pictures by
The exhibition is curated by Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head of the department of photographs, National Gallery of Art.
Organization: The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.