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July – Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography
July 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$23
Thanks to Geoffrey, we have a unique opportunity with the Museum of Fine Art Houston for the current exhibition “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography”. Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator of Photography at the MFAH, has agreed to lead a tour and discussion of the exhibition exclusively for HIP on July 25, 2019 at 5 PM. It is a fantastic exhibition that has a three page spread article in the Houston Chronicle Zest Section on Sunday, June 23rd, by Molly Glentzer. “More than 200 photographs by famous practitioners and lesser-known, yet influential artists, present a broad and diverse perspective on fashion photography and its trajectory from niche industry to powerful cultural force. … Icons of Style showcases a broad and diverse view of fashion and fashion photography—from elegant portraits made in the early 20th century to the trendsetting fashions of Beyoncé, David Bowie, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Jones, Run-DMC, Selena, and Solange; to images that have graced the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Ebony, and Essence.” It is a ticketed exhibition. You need to arrange for your tickets in advance, or allow time when you arrive. Members of the MFAH are free. If you are not a MFAH member, then tickets are $18 (if 65 or over), and $23 for adults.
We will meet upstairs at the entrance to the exhibition in the Caroline Wiess Law Building at 1001 Bissonnet. Refer to the ticket and parking details here. Look for an Evite presently. Please RSVP so we can know who is/is not coming.
If you love portraiture and fashion photography, this is an exhibition not to miss, especially give the opportunity to see it with Lisa Volpe, who is an outstanding and knowledgeable speaker. Plan to also leave time for : “A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection, which comprises a series of installations that trace the course of photography from its invention to the present day, showcasing important new acquisitions and treasured masterpieces.” It is in the lower level of the Audrey Jones Beck Building, always free and open to the public, with great photographic images.