Diane Arbus Revelations

October 25, 2003–October 8, 2006

Diane Arbus (1923 – 1971) found most of her subjects in New York City and its environs during the 1950s and 1960s. Her portraits of couples, children, carnival performers, nudists, middle-class families, transvestites, people on the street, zealots, eccentrics, and celebrities explore the relationship between appearance and identity, illusion and belief, theater and reality. Organized by SFMOMA to include all of the artist’s iconic photographs as well as many that have never been publicly exhibited, Diane Arbus Revelations is the most complete survey of her work ever assembled.

Diane Arbus Revelations is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is generously sponsored by the Evelyn D. Haas Exhibition Fund and Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Charles Schwab

Additional support has been provided by Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein, Randi and Bob Fisher, Prentice and Paul Sack, Linda and Jon Gruber, Carole and Robert Lieff, Harvey S. Shipley Miller, and Robin Wright.

Media sponsors: San Jose Mercury News and MercuryNews.com

Support for the publication is provided by the Koret Foundation.

Diane Arbus, Woman with a veil on Fifth Avenue, N.Y.C. 1968, 1972; The Estate of Diane Arbus LLC