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Diane Arbus

September 18, 2014–January 10, 2015
Diane Arbus, <em>Tattooed man at a carnival, Md. 1970</em><br />Copyright &copy; The Estate of Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus, Tattooed man at a carnival, Md. 1970
Copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus
Twenty-seven photographs by Diane Arbus (1923–1971) from the collection of John Pelosi ’85 and Susan Manly Pelosi ’85 are featured in one of the largest exhibitions of the artist’s work ever to be held at a university museum.  Arbus, who revolutionized the art she practiced, found most of her subjects in New York City, particularly during the 1950s and 1960s. Studying the complexities of the human experience through powerful photographic portraits of couples, children, carnival performers, and transvestites, among others, her engaging work encourages self-reflection and continues to resonate today. The accompanying publication features a conversation between Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator in charge, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Jill Shaw, senior curator of collections, Picker Art Gallery.