DISTINCTION: Five Centuries of Portraiture
DISTINCTION: Five Centuries of Portraiture
July 29 – December 23, 2016
This exhibition challenges the basic definition of a portrait as a likeness, by considering the meaning behind the image—how physical form and individual identity are conveyed in various poses, attitudes, emblems, and artistic styles. Exploring the history of early modern, modern, and contemporary portraiture, DISTINCTION features approximately thirty European and American artworks mainly from the permanent collection, including several recent acquisitions and works that have never been displayed before.

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Tuesday – Friday: 9am to 4pm
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"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association