The portraits featured in this exhibit are drawn from a larger series of photographs by Tanya Marcuse (MFA ‘90). The project was commissioned by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in honor of the university-wide 50 Women at Yale 150 celebration, which aims “to showcase the depth of women’s contributions to Yale and to the world, to celebrate women at the university, and to inspire thoughtful conversation about the future of women at Yale and in the larger society.”
This online exhibit was created to complement the unique installation in the Sterling Library Memorabilia Room. The photographs are presented together with contact sheets and other traces of Marcuse’s creative process. Exhibit text and images work together to illuminate Marcuse’s process as well as the interpretive nature of the portrait.
Explore the project here.