Irving Penn Access Day

Woman in a fancy dress photographed by Irving Penn

Irving Penn, Rochas Mermaid Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950. 19 7/8 x 19 11/16 in. (50.5 x 50 cm.), Platinum-palladium print. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation © Condé Nast

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Access Days, held on select Mondays, provide an opportunity for visitors with disabilities to visit special exhibitions on a day the museum is closed to the public. 

On May 6, admission is by appointment for people with disabilities and their guests to visit the exhibition Irving Penn at the de Young museum.

Enjoy reduced crowds, discounted fees, and accessible features, including:

  • Extra Blue Zone spaces close to the museum
  • Parking maps and public transportation information
  • Extra seating inside and outside the exhibition
  • Large print editions of the exhibition labels

About the exhibition

Irving Penn is widely recognized as one of the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Vogue’s longest-standing contributor, Penn revolutionized fashion photography in the postwar era. Irving Penn includes approximately 175 photographs, spanning every period of Penn’s nearly 70-year career. The works range from early documentary scenes, celebrity portraits, and workers with the tools of their trades to abstract nudes and fashion studies.

Ticket info

Admission is free with registration. To sign up, fill out this form by Monday, April 29. Please reserve space early. Tours fill quickly. Confirmations will be sent one week prior to the event.

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