Women have been a unique subject of photography for years which is why GLOSS: Modeling Beauty, to be held at the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art, will explore the shifting ideals of female beauty that pervade European and American visual culture from the early 1920s up to the present day. The Gloss: Modeling Beauty, a free exhibition, will feature images of sleek and poised female models and celebrities alike destined for the glossy pages of fashion magazines and catalogs. Many of our favorite photographers including Edward Steichen, Philippe Halsman, Helmut Newton, Andy Warhol, and Guy Bourdin all play a huge role in this event.
Documentary photographers Elliott Erwitt, Joel Meyerowitz, and Ralph Gibson portray candid images of stylish women on city streets and mannequins in boutique windows, resulting in contrasting effect of haute couture and one’s everyday stylish life.
The event will be held August 26th – January 7th.
Tuesday-Saturday 11am–5pm; Sunday 12–5pm; Closed Monday
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