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A selection of works from the permanent collection that spans centuries of portraiture.

“Countenance” examines the ancient tradition of portrait-making through a new lens. Drawn from the permanent collection, the show includes myriad cultures, time periods and mediums
to offer new perspectives on the definition of portraiture.



abstract art portatit of face

Marilyn Monroe contrast painting





(left to right: Brett Weston, “Marguerite,” n.d., photograph, anonymous donor. Pablo Picasso, “Femme Profile (Marie-Therese Walter), 1979-1982, estate lithograph on Arches paper AP 26/34, museum purchase. Andy Warhol, “Marilyn Monroe,” after 1967, serigraph on paper, museum purchase. Unknown Chinese artist, “Snuff Bottle with Portrait of Kublai Khan,” 20th c., glass and paint, gift of Arthur I. Appleton.)

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