“Hold Me Closer” will showcase prints and photographs from the permanent collection that explore the theme of intimacy in its myriad forms, including romantic, platonic, and familial.

Coming off the heels of years of social distancing and isolation, this exhibition will address different emotional tones associated with close, interpersonal contact, from jubilant and saccharine, to bittersweet, melancholic, or unsettling. The show will feature work from the mid-19th century through to the present by Mary Cassatt, Elizabeth Catlett, Larry Fink, Käthe Kollwitz, Danny Lyon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edvard Munch, Deana Lawson, and many others.

This exhibition is organized by Associate Curator Mia Laufer.

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Black and white photograph by Ken Heyman of young children playing

Hold Me Closer Community Photo Showcase

Simple moments of connection can impact us forever. VIEW COMMUNITY SHOWCASE   If you would like to share your tender memories, embraces, and snapshots of physical connection to be featured...

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