Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sep 30 - Jan 7
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Wichita Art Museum



Irving Penn, Mouth (for L’Oréal), New York, 1986, printed 1992, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

September 30, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Irving Penn (1917–2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait, and still life images that appeared in Vogue magazine, ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, the first retrospective of Penn’s work in nearly 20 years, will celebrate his legacy as a modern master and reveal the full expressive range of his work.

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. On display will be 146 photographs from the museum’s permanent collection, including the debut of 100 photographs recently donated to the museum by The Irving Penn Foundation. The exhibition presents several previously unseen or never exhibited photographs. Also on view for the first time will be Super 8 mm films of Penn in Morocco, made by his wife, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, that add a vivid picture of the artist at work.

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from:


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Location
Wichita Art Museum