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San Diego Museum Of Art Presents 'Double Portraits'

  • When Ongoing until Sunday, September 8, 2013
  • Sunday noon - 5 p.m.
  • Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Where San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego
  • Age limit All ages
  • Categories Arts, Painting, Exhibits, Museums
  • Cost Free - $12
Promotional image of San Diego Museum of Art's "Double Portraits" displayed August 1 through September 08, 2013. Courtesy image of San Diego Museum of Art.

Above: Promotional image of San Diego Museum of Art's "Double Portraits" displayed August 1 through September 08, 2013. Courtesy image of San Diego Museum of Art.

August 01, 2013 through September 08, 2013

Presented in conjunction with "Arnold Newman: Masterclass" and the Summer Break 2013 festival, "Double Portraits" is an intervention into the Museum's Permanent Collection.

Featuring works by Jess T. Dugan, Goshka Macuga, Dulce Pinzón, Kurt Simonson, and Jaimie Warren, this spotlight exhibition situates contemporary photography alongside paintings from the 16th through early 20th centuries on view in the Museum's European Art galleries.

Conceptually, these contemporary photographs relate to the strategy used by Arnold Newman in his late work. Just as Newman used homage to construct symbolic portraits, works by artists featured in "Double Portraits" explore the potential of creating portraits with intimacy, parody, and pastiche. These photographs each utilize strategies for presenting multiple identities, viewpoints, and authors within a single work.

Looking specifically at elements such as light, gesture, and pose, the juxtaposition of works from such different time periods illustrates certain visual tropes and archetypes in Western portraiture that have remained vital and consistent in representations of the figure across time.

"Double Portraits" debuts in conjunction with the opening of the Summer Break 2013 festival on August 1 and closes in conjunction with Arnold Newman: Masterclass on September 8.

*View bios and additional information on featured artists' in the Summer Break festival guide: Jess T. Dugan (p. 21), Goska Macuga (p. 29), Dulce Pinzón (p. 35), Kurt Simonson (p. 47), Jamie Warren (p. 63).

Funding for the exhibition Double Portraits is provided by the Members of The San Diego Museum of Art and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

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