Exhibit to feature photographer

Meryl Streep by Duane Michals.

An new exhibition featuring the work of American photographer Duane Michals (b. 1932) will open Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. 

“Duane Michals: The Portraitist” will be on view through Nov. 10. The museum will present seven exhibitions this fall season featuring paintings, photographs, Native American art and more.

According to a media release, “Duane Michals: The Portraitist” presents the first comprehensive overview of inventive photographic portraits by one of the medium’s most influential artists.

The release said Michals is best known as a pioneer who broke away from established traditions of documentary photography in the 1960s and is widely recognized for his ability to navigate between imposing his style and allowing his sitters to express themselves, and for the sequences he assembles to convey personal visual narratives, often adding handwritten messages and poems on the photographic print surface.

More than 125 portraits by the photographer will be included in the exhibit.

“Duane Michals: The Portraitist” is curated by Linda Benedict Jones and traveled by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.

The Fenimore Art Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 14. After this date the museum’s fall hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.  Admission is $12 for adults, $10.50 for seniors and free for museum members and children 12 and under. 

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