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Our 2018 special exhibition season continues this summer with the 20th century icons and idols of Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, on view June 23 – September 16, 2018.
This exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
About the Exhibition
During a career that spanned six decades, photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) created iconic portraits of many of the 20th century’s most influential men and women – from fields as diverse as business, medicine, entertainment, politics, and the arts. Karsh photographed countless international figures, but his images of Americans are counted among his finest portraits. This exhibition features 48 black-and-white photographs from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection.
Featured portraits include writer Ernest Hemingway; artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol; actors Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart; athletes Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson; business leaders Elizabeth Arden and Warren Buffett; architects Frank Lloyd Wright and I. M. Pei; first ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Eleanor Roosevelt; and entertainment giants Walt Disney and Jim Henson, as well as many others!
Companion Exhibition: Jane Reece Photographs
Commemorating the artist’s 150th birthday, the museum will display photographs by prominent Dayton photographer Jane Reece (1868–1961) in connjunction with Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits. A selection of Jane Reece’s work will be on display in the special exhibition galleries, complementing this exhibition while demonstrating a different stylistic approach to photography. Admission to this exhibition is included as part of Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits and cannot be purchased separately.
Museum Members: Free
Seniors (60+): $11
Students (18+ w/ID): $11
Active Military: $11
Groups (10 or more): $11
Youth (ages 7-17): $6
Children (6 & under): Free
FIRST FOUR SUNDAYS OF JULY ARE FREE!
As a special thank you to the community, admission to Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits will be free on the first four Sundays in July: July 1, 8, 15 & 22.
Prices include admission to Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Jane Reece Photographs and the museum’s collection galleries.