Whether highlighting a single artist’s trajectory over time or merging the communal efforts of multiple artists around a unified theme or to commemorate a specific occasion, the portfolio as genre conceptualizes and presents works—principally prints and photographs—in a way that privileges a collective over an individual approach.
This exhibition draws from the Johnson’s permanent collection to showcase contemporary portfolios—many never before shown in their entirety at the Museum—that tackle a broad range of subject matter. The exhibition will include recent acquisitions, lesser known series, and three-dimensional editioned works in unconventional media that challenge and expand our understanding of the genre.
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
114 CENTRAL AVE ITHACA, NY 14853