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The Secret is Out / And You're Invited

Janet Flanner by Bernice Abbott


Difference and Desire in
American Portraiture

Opens March 17, 2012

Tacoma Art Museum is proud to bring the internationally-acclaimed exhibition HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture to the West Coast. The exhibition debuted at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in 2010 and is the first major exhibition to address the question of how gender identity and sexual orientation have dramatically shaped the creation of modern American portraiture. 

HIDE/SEEK offers an unprecedented survey of nearly 150 years of American art and includes more than 100 works by masters including Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and more.

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For your donation of $50 or more, you will be a year-long member to the museum, which includes a year of free admission to the museum for you and a guest in addition to other discounts and benefits.

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More to Explore:

At the National Portrait Gallery's here.

At the Brooklyn Museum here.

The Stranger, This Gay Show: A Revolution at Tacoma Art Museum by Jen Graves, August 2, 2011. 

The New York TimesSexuality in Modernism: The (Partial) History by Holland Cotter, December 10, 2010.


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Above: Berenice Abbott, Janet Flanner (detail) 1927. Photographic print. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Generous support for HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
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