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The Passionate Observer: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten

June 16, 1995 – August 13, 1995

Museum: Portrait Gallery

Location: 1st Floor, Gallery 121B

76 portrait photographs serve as a visual catalogue of the artist's life and times from 1880-1964. Subjects include Paul Robeson, Ana May Wong, James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Marian Anderson, H.L. Mencken, Mahalia Jackson, Salvador Dali, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Tennessee Williams.

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