diane arbus: in the beginning

Sun Feb 19 (full schedule below)
10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm
Art Exhibit, Arts, Museums
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diane arbus: in the beginning considers the first seven years of the photographer’s career, from 1956 to 1962. A lifelong New Yorker, Arbus found the city and its citizens an endlessly rich subject for her art. Working in Times Square, the Lower East Side, and Coney Island, she made some of the most powerful portraits of the twentieth century, training her lens on the pedestrians and performers she encountered there. This exhibition highlights her early and enduring interest in the subject matter that would come to define her as an artist. It also reveals the artist’s evolution from a 35mm format to the now instantly recognizable and widely imitated look of the square format she adopted in 1962. Bringing together over 100 photographs from this formative period, many on display for the first time, diane arbus: in the beginning offers fresh insights into the distinctive vision of this iconic American photographer.

This exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Major support for diane arbus: in the beginning is provided by Lisa and John Pritzker. Generous support is provided by Sheri and Paul Siegel.



151 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA
Sun Feb 19 (10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm)
Mon Feb 20 (10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm)
Tue Feb 21 (10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm)
Thu Feb 23 (10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm)
Fri Feb 24 (10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm)


    151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA