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New Faces of the Collection

Opening day of new photography portraiture exhibit.

When: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., #190, Santa Barbara

Cost: $6 - $9

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Art (opening)

Description:


May 28 - September 18, 2011

This exhibition celebrates the range of themes, styles, and approaches to the contemporary photographic portrait while exploring the introspective nature of portraiture. Rather than presenting the viewer with the facts about a person, these portraits provoke inquiry and engage the viewer in a dialogue. What can we learn from a portrait? What do we read into a portrait?

New Faces of the Collection features 27 photographs, including Grant Mudford’s unique series of gelatin silver prints. Mudford’s larger-than-life prints, made in the late 1980s, offer an unvarnished look at the Southern California artists who were his friends. Like passport photographs, with the subject placed against a white background and in harsh light, they seem to reveal both everything and nothing.

The portraits chosen for this exhibition represent some of the newest additions to the Museum’s photographic collection – a collection that spans centuries, styles, and continents. In our 70th anniversary year, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is proud to reflect on its collection and its accomplishments. Through the efforts of legendary founders, community leaders, gifted connoisseurs, and artists, SBMA has sustained a 70-year commitment to igniting the imagination, stimulating thought, and generating rewarding experiences through art.

Phone: 805-845-9976

Event posted May 2, 2011
Last updated May 2, 2011

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