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Exhibit: Looking In: Portraits & Their Stories

Exhibit: Looking In: Portraits & Their Stories

  • Dates: February 10, 2018 - May 19, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Susquehanna Art Museum
  • Address: 1401 N. Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • Time: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Looking In: Portraits and Their Stories features a curated selection of significant 20th and 21st Century works from regional museums and private collections. The selected portraits express stories of both the artists and their subjects, reflecting movements in modern and contemporary art history.

Beginning in the 20th century, wider access to photography made portraiture more available to artists as well as everyday hobbyists. As a result, painters and printmakers were free to explore outside of the boundaries of realism while depicting the human figure. Often these artists sought to express personality and emotion with symbolic distortions, non-realistic colors, and narrative settings. Using those tools, they were more equipped to express and explore the unique identities of their subjects. The thirty-three artists in this exhibition apply their observational skills to represent not only what a person looks like, but who they are as a multifaceted individual. This process is collaborative, creating a single story that includes the likeness of the sitter and the presence of the artist.

Susquehanna Art Museum

Exhibit: Looking In: Portraits & Their Stories
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  • Susquehanna Art Museum
  • Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday