Framing Fame: 19th- & 20th-century Celebrity Photography

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Mar 4 2017 - Jun 4 2017

Through approximately 55 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s extensive collection of works on paper, this exhibition charts the increasing proliferation of celebrity portrait photography and its popularity throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Beginning with the 1860s when photography was invented, and a carte-de visite portrait of Abraham Lincoln, up through Andy Warhol’s 1970 Little Red Book polaroid, the exhibition provides an overview of celebrity portrait photography’s expansive reach throughout the 20th century along with its prominent role in shaping today’s attitude towards celebrity.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Photography
  • American
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Andy Warhol
  • and others

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