Portraits are timeless pieces of history whether we realize it or not. How many times have you gazed at an old photo in a class textbook and wondered who the person photographed or drawn was? What was their life like? What was their purpose? The Whitney Museum of American Art (located on 99 Gansevoort Street in New York, NY), has a unique, ongoing exhibit called Human Interest: Portrait’s from the Whitney’s Collection and it explores just that. This exhibit is open to the public on floor 7 for various dates from now until April 2, 2017 and will include over 200 portraits ranging from the 1900s till now. You will see the evolution of the craft in itself and how different artists perceived identity.
The exhibit will take you on a pondering journey; for every photo has a story, and the artist has either a conventional or unconventional method of displaying that. In my opinion, this showcase is more so focused on perception, because in reality, everyone’s thought process isn’t the same. We all have different ways of being and expressing ourselves. Viewing an exhibit as thought-provoking as this is sure to be an excellent conversation starter. Preview the exhibition here.