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Man Up! Man Down!: Images of Masculinity from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection

  • Modlin Center Atrium 50 Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA (map)
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The prints and drawings in this exhibition examine different perspectives of the concept of masculinity, as defined by society and history and as depicted in visual culture. These images build upon and challenge art historical traditions of portraiture and figure studies of men, who are often shown as heroic, patriarchal, aggressive, and occasionally, as objects of beauty. Included are works that question a range of stereotypical experiences and identities, such as the strong-silent type, the man-child, the chivalrous adventurer, the creative genius, and the dandy.

Later Event: August 22
Annual Student Exhibition