This past year, the museum welcomed contemporary artists such as Mounira Al Solh, Peter Fischli, Andrew Lord, Cauleen Smith, and Xu Longsen into the galleries as we opened exhibitions of their work. A search through our archives yielded these images of five visitors from the past who lent their unique presence to the galleries.
Ivan Albright, in the flesh, invites comparisons to a self-portrait painted nearly 30 years earlier.
Though the model for The Praying Jew was dressed in the artist’s father’s prayer clothes, he was not related to Chagall.
The ever-dapper Salvador Dalí poses beside A Chemist Lifting with Extreme Precaution the Cuticle of a Grand Piano.
Marcel Duchamp chats with curator Katharine Kuh, standing on, not descending, the Woman’s Board Grand Staircase. One of the museum’s most important recent acquisitions was Duchamp’s Bottle Rack.
Check out the artworks featured in the photos.
- Museum History