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The Wife of the Painter Peter Abelen, 1926 Gelatin Silver Print © Courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
December 22nd, 2011 - July 1st, 2012

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http://www.artsmia.org
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United States
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888 642-2787
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM; Thursday 10 AM-9 PM; Sunday 11 AM-5 PM
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photography

DESCRIPTION

Gesture, pose, dress, and environment all play crucial roles in portraiture. But what do they really tell us about their subjects? While some portraits attempt to capture the essence of a person, others intentionally portray a type. In this selection of photographs spanning over eighty years, four photographers (August Sander, Pieter Hugo, Xavier Tavera, and Richard Avedon) present different approaches to staging a portrait, each providing rich clues for viewers to fashion the nature of identity in the mind's eye.