• The academy: portraits of a Parkville community

    John Brack, Marc Clark, Noel Counihan, William Frater, Max Meldrum, Paul Montford, Marion Pirani, Violet Teague, Danila Vassilieff, Charles Wheeler, Fred Williams

    10 Feb 2007 to 22 Apr 2007
    Curators: Bala Starr and Joanna Bosse

    This exhibition of portraits and busts drawn from the University of Melbourne Art Collection, have been selected on the premise that a great portrait is less about achieving a likeness and more about the artistry involved in making a work. This exhibition presents a cross-section of styles, and explores developments in portraiture from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth centuries.

     

     

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Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

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