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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

“American Portraits” Traveling Exhibition

Joan Crawford, 1949

Our colleagues at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. launched their “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits” exhibition in 2014 in celebration of a major gift to its collection of around 100 Karsh photographs. The exhibition is now traveling the United States: currently at the Jimmy Carter* Presidential Library and Museum Atlanta, GA, through May 20, 2018, it will then move to The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, from June 20 to September 16, 2018.

The broad variety of subjects on view includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Marx Brothers, Tennessee Williams, Jackie Robinson, Joan Baez, Jim Henson, and this wonderful photograph from Karsh’s 1949 sitting with Joan Crawford.

More venues are scheduled, so keep an eye on our news to see if it is coming to a town near you.

*See the Karsh portrait of Jimmy Carter.

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