Irving Penn Virtual Access Day

Black and white photograph of a rock musician on a motorcycle by Irving Penn

Irving Penn, Hell’s Angel (Doug), San Francisco, 1967, printed before 1975. Gelatin silver print, 18 13/16 x 19 11/16 in. (47.8 x 50 cm.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation, 2021 © The Irving Penn Foundation

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Join one, or both, virtual tours of Irving Penn led by museum docents. The talk at 10 am will provide an overview of highlights from the exhibition for a general audience. The 11:30 am presentation, designed for people who have vision impairment, will include highly detailed descriptions of each piece presented. All are welcome to both tours. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, and both programs will be captioned.

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. Using neutral backgrounds, he emphasized models’ personalities through their gestures and expressions. Irving Penn includes approximately 175 photographs, spanning every period of Penn’s nearly 70-year career.

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Free admission by advance registration:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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