Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection

The exhibition celebrates the art of making portraits and its evolution through the last six decades, featuring the works by various artists.

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Rachel Harrison, Untitled, 2012
Photo by whitney.org

Whitney Museum invites you to have a peek on its portraits collection, exploring this art genre and representing numerous artists, both worldwide famous and lesser-known.

At all times, people were interested in having the images of their own, so the portrait genre is one of the oldest art flows. What is it like to capture someone's personality in a picture? How the trends, techniques, and styles have changed through the times? And is the portraiture still needed and important in the world of new technologies, where anyone can snap hundreds of selfies per second? You might find the answers to these questions at the exhibition.

Human Interest represents the legacy of sixty years from the museum's richest collection. The exhibition features some iconic masterpieces, some provocative works and creations of not so famous artists as well.

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When was it?

April 27, 2016 – February 12, 2017
Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Fri, Sat 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where was it?

Venue
Whitney Museum
Address of Whitney Museum
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
Closest subway
 8 Av 14 St

Additional information

Exhibition category
  • Painting & graphic art
Price
$18 – $22
  Published ID115085

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