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The Gender Show

Time: June 15, 2013 to October 13, 2013
Location: George Eastman House
Street: 900 East Avenue
City/Town: Rochester, NY 14607
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Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Alison Nordstrom, the museum’s senior curator of photographs, and Jessica Johnston, assistant curator of photographs
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2013

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The exhibition will feature over 130 photographs from the George Eastman House collection, spanning the nineteenth century to the present, by a wide range of artists including Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen, Nickolas Muray, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Andy Warhol, Barbara Norfleet, Mary Ellen Mark, Cindy Sherman, and Chuck Samuels. Self portraits by artists, sometimes in disguise, are a small but essential part of the exhibition, as are photographs of leading actors such as Sarah Bernhardt, Marlene Dietrich, Douglas Fairbanks and Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Lily Langtry, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger—in time, each was a paragon of his or her gender, or of androgyny.

The Gender Show sets the stage for a lively discussion of both photographic and cultural conventions and can be enjoyed by a variety of audiences for both its subject matter and content. Those interested in material, visual, and popular culture; gender, identity, and equality; and photographic history will find this exhibition captivating.

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