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Leading authorities in the folk art field will present talks on the themes and ideas explored in the exhibition "A Perfect Likeness": Folk Portraits and Early Photography, part of Fenimore Art Museum’s Annual Americana Series.

The exhibition, “A Perfect Likeness”: Folk Portraits and Early Photography, which opens the same day and is on view through December 31, 2015, illustrates how early photography contributed to the demise of folk portraiture in the 1840-50 period. Established painters were deeply affected by the invention of the daguerreotype and their reactions to this early photographic method varied.

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Since the announcement of a thaw with the United States, Cuba seems suspended between potentially very different histories: what was, what is and what’s to be. Of the three, the knowable one is, of course, the past, and a substantial and dramatic part of the record is in the form of photographs. The International Center of Photography has a collection deep enough to tell that visual story, and is doing so, with some outside additions, in “¡Cuba, Cuba! 65 Years of Photography” at the Southampton (N.Y.) Art Center through Sept. 7.

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The new exhibit at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, "Aspects of Portraiture," is divided into three categories: traditional portraiture, symbolic portraiture and narrative portraiture. But the exhibit shows that even within the categories, there are categories.

Four charming traditional portraits of Roxbury sculptor Alexander Calder show different aspects of one man. One, taken in 1975 by Pedro Guerrero, shows Calder smiling in a ratty straw hat. In "Last Photograph of Calder," a 1975 photo by Calder's neighbor and friend, Inge Morath, he glares at the camera, silently ordering Morath to go away. In Morath's 1964 "Calder with Maquette for Stabile with Gunrest," he proudly presents his creation, a field full of cows in the background. In Morath's "Calder at Roxbury, 1969," he hides behind one of his sculptures.

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A major exhibition at Vitra Design Museum will for the first time present a comprehensive overview of design at the Bauhaus.

Opening on September 26 in Weil am Rhein, the exhibition The Bauhaus #itsalldesign, sponsored by Hugo Boss, will encompass a variety of rare exhibits from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography. Some of the works seen in the exhibition, which comes from the collection of the Vitra Design Museum as well as significant pieces from private collections and exhibitions houses worldwide, will have never been exhibited before.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery announces a new exhibition, Artist to Artist, featuring photographs of prominent twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists from the Albright-Knox’s Collection.

Taken by fellow artists, these portraits were created over a span of more than seventy years, and capture artistic figures that define the modern and contemporary art world. Artist to Artist blurs the boundaries between artist and subject while highlighting the museum’s long history as an artist-centric museum through active engagement with contemporary artists.

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Nine photographs by Paul Strand (1890-1976), one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, have been acquired by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, where they have gone on public display until September 20. Taken from Strand’s series of Hebridean photographs from South Uist in 1954, the works are the first examples of his Scottish work to enter into a public collection in Scotland.

This major acquisition, supported by the Art Fund, is composed of nine vintage black and white portraits of Scottish lives and landscapes in South Uist, an island in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.

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Frida Kahlo, the enchanting Mexican painter best known for her magnificently surreal and poignant self-portraits, is the focus of a fascinating exhibition at Throckmorton Fine Art in New York. Mirror Mirror…Portraits of Frida Kahlo presents over fifty rare and vintage photographs of Kahlo by an array of the twentieth century’s leading photographers, including Lola Alvarez Bravo, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Florence Arquin, Lucienne Bloch, Imogen Cunningham, Gisèle Freund, Hector Garcia, Bernice Kolko, Peter Juley, Dora Maar, Leo Matiz, Hermanos Mayo, Martin Munkacsi, Nickolas Muray, Carl van Vechten, Edward Weston, and others.

Kahlo became acquainted with how she looked through a photographer’s lens at an early age thanks to her...

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum, beating its New York archrival to the punch, announced Monday what it called the first retrospective of Irving Penn's photography in nearly two decades.

"Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty," opening October 23, will feature 146 photographic prints, many of them never exhibited or even seen before, it said in a statement.

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A major photography exhibition exploring the fascinating life and career of celebrated film star, fashion icon and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn, opened at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday, July 2.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon follows the captivating rise of one of the world's first truly international stars, from her early years in the Netherlands and as a dancer and chorus girl in London’s West End, to her becoming a stage and screen icon, and culminating in her philanthropic work in later life.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced plans for a major retrospective of Irving Penn’s photographs.

It said Friday that the exhibition will feature a promised gift of more than 150 images from The Irving Penn Foundation.

The museum’s current collection of Penn’s works consists of some 145 photographs.

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