Syracuse University School of Architecture Dean Michael Speaks offers his thoughts on the passing of I.M. Pei at the age of 102. I.M. Pei was one of the most important architects of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Significantly,…
Genet Gallery Presents ‘Philippe Halsman’s Hollywood’
The Sue & Leon Genet Gallery in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) is presenting “Philippe Halsman’s Hollywood,” an exhibition of work by noted photographer Philippe Halsman. On view through April 15, the exhibition includes 30 portraits of actors and actresses that are on loan from SUArt Galleries.
Born in Riga, Latvia, Halsman (1906-1979) had a prolific career in photography that spanned five decades. A celebrated portraitist, camera designer and father of “jumpology”—the art of photographing subjects mid-jump—Halsman produced images of prominent fashion trends and individuals of his time, including Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill. His works were featured in articles and as cover art for such magazines as the Saturday Evening Post, Look and Newsweek. While he made numerous contributions to several magazines throughout his career, Halsman’s record 101 Life magazine covers is one of his most notable achievements.
The exhibition is a joint project of the graduate students enrolled in the “Museum Preparation and Installation” and “Museum Graphics and Communications” courses in the museum studies program in VPA’s Department of Design, under the guidance of faculty members Andrew Saluti and Carlota Deseda-Coon.
“Philippe Halsman’s Hollywood” is free and open to the public. The Genet Gallery is located on the first floor of the Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., or by appointment. For more information or to schedule a class visit to the exhibition, contact Deseda-Coon at email@example.com.