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Art Through Time: A Global View

Throughout history and across cultures, people have shown a fascination with faces, and in turn, with portrait representation. The depiction of an individual likeness is about identification, but more than that, it is a record of an interaction between an artist and a sitter, both of whom contribute to the portrait's form and content. Far from being mirror reflections, portraits are complex constructions of identity that serve a range of functions from expressing power and declaring status to making larger statements about society at a given point in history.

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Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 - 3:00 AM    "Portraits" Featuring examples from ancient Peru, medieval Japan, seventeenth-century Ghana, and the studio of contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley, reveals how complex visual constructions of identity may function as assertions of authority, declarations of status, psychological studies, or political statements.. D
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