Framing Fame: 19th- & 20th-century Celebrity Photography

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Half left half of the banner features a black and white image of Marilyn Monroe dancing. The other half has a black background with the exhibition logo in white and gold text.

March 4–June 4, 2017

Gallery 18

Through approximately 55 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s extensive collection of works on paper, this exhibition charts the increasing proliferation of celebrity portrait photography and its popularity throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Beginning with the 1860s when photography was invented and a carte-de visite portrait of Abraham Lincoln, up through Andy Warhol’s 1970 Little Red Book polaroid, the exhibition provides an overview of celebrity portrait photography’s expansive reach throughout the 20th century along with its prominent role in shaping today’s attitude towards celebrity. Free admission.