Portraits from the Permanent Collection

Sept 6, 2011 - Jul 29, 2012
Boca Raton Museum of Art

From the pensive gaze of Georgia O'Keeffe in profile to the powerful punch of Muhammed Ali's fist, some of the most iconic images of artists and celebrities are part of the Museum's collection of portraiture. There's something about a portrait that can be irresistible and quite revealing. Portraiture captures a single moment, giving us insight into someone's personality.

This exhibition presents more than 50 images in all media: painting, drawing, prints and photography, exploring the intimate as well as very public faces of artists, celebrities, politicians, and everyday people worldwide.


Arnold Newman's "Georgia O’Keeffe, Painter, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico" at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

ARNOLD NEWMAN (American, 1918-2006), Georgia O’Keeffe, Painter, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1968, gelatin silver print. Permanent Collection 1993.180. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Steinman

Andy Warhol's "Muhammad Ali" at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

ANDY WARHOL (American, born Pittsburg, PA, 1928-1987),Muhammad Ali, 1979, silkscreen on Strathmore Bristol paper, edition no. 3/150, 4 panels, 40 x 30 inches each. Permanent Collection 1991.246. Gift of Dr. Richard Golden