May 8–29, 2016
Opening Reception: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 8
Commencement reception: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sunday, May 29
Between You and Me: Portraits from Flaten Art Museum’s Collection is a continuation of the annual exhibition series, Lasting Legacy, that puts St. Olaf art history majors in contact with objects from Flaten Art Museum’s collection. As students select and interpret a work of art, they offer fresh perspectives on objects from a variety of cultures, time periods, and media. This exhibition explores the communicative capabilities of portraiture and its role in constructing identity. The exhibition compares examples of portraiture from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first century, and examines how artists over time have explored ideas of class, privacy, intimacy, and gender. The show features the work of renowned artists Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.