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Making Eye / I Contact Lecture at The Rockwell Museum

Feb 27th, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Location: The Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar St. , Corning NY
Price: Rockwell Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5 Advance reservations recommended; space is limited.

Lecture by Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery

There are three people and a world of ideas involved in a portrait. The first is the sitter, who especially if they are a public celebrity, has a vested and sometimes uncompromising opinion on how to control their image. Then there is the artist, who wants to build his or her own legacy by presenting to the public a unique artistic vision. And the third is us, the audience, who remain long after the sitter and artist have left. Making each picture contemporary, no matter when it was taken, how we approach a portrait tells us perhaps more about ourselves as anything else. In conjunction with National Portrait Gallery’s Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits exhibition, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, Kim Sajet, will talk about the dynamic relationships that lie at the heart of visual biography.

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