Irving Penn: Centennial

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a major retrospective exhibition of the photographs of Irving Penn, April 24 – July 30 2017, to mark the centennial of the artist’s birth. This landmark retrospective will travel internationally, opening at The Met and then beginning it's journey at the Grand Palais in Paris. The Irving Penn Foundation will make a monumental gift to the Met of more than 150 photographs by Penn, representing every period of the great American artist’s dynamic 70-year career with the camera. These works, selected by the Metropolitan Museum from the Foundation's archive, are central to the exhibition.


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April 20, 2017