Spaces, Places and Identity: Robert Frank “Portraits” explores Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank’s redefinition of the notion of portraiture through his work before, during, and following the production of his most well-known collection, The Americans (1958/59). By juxtaposing traditionally-understood portraits of Frank’s family members, friends, and colleagues with more broadly, less conventionally-conceived “portrait-like” images of people and places, this exhibition contributes a new set of scholarly perspectives and ideas to the discourse about Frank and his work.
Spaces, Places and Identity: Robert Frank “Portraits” is co-curated by Susan Shifrin, The Berman Museum’s Associate Director for Education, and F. Michael Angelo, University Archivist at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Funding in support of this exhibition and related programming has been provided by Lawrence Reichlin, Dr. and Mrs. David Cornish, Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Beldon, Tom L. Freudenheim, Epps Advertising, J. Lawrence Grim and Kathleen O’Dea, Ursinus College Arts & Lectures program, Dorothy Nofer, The Mayflower Quest Group, and an Anonymous Donor. The Berman Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
All Berman exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public