Irving Penn Member Preview Days

Model wearing a couture dress

Irving Penn, Balenciaga Rose Dress (detail), Paris, 1967. Gelatin silver print, 13 3/8 x 11 in. (34 x 27.9 cm.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation © Condé Nast

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Book your ticket to visit the de Young March 14 – 15, 9:30 am – 5:15 pm and see Irving Penn before it opens to the public. Tickets include entry to Irving Penn as well as all permanent collection galleries at the de Young on the day of your visit. 

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. Using neutral backgrounds, he emphasized models’ personalities through their gestures and expressions. The exhibition includes 196 photographs, spanning every period of Penn’s nearly 70-year career. 

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  • Member preview days for Irving Penn are March 14 + 15, 2024
  • Irving Penn is on view March 16 – July 21, 2024

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The Bernard Osher Foundation

The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation, and in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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