TRAVEL CALENDAR
Go to:
About CK •  Art • Chef • Dance • Jazz • Klassik • Nouveau • Opera • Travel Calendar
Log In • Sign Up
You are in:  Home > Travel Calendar > Pop Culture and Cinema in United States   •  send page to a friend




Travel Tip: Pop Culture and Cinema in United States
Dahomey, 1967: Photographs by Irving Penn



Irving Penn: Dahomey/Seascape I, 1967 • © 2003 by Irving Penn • Courtesy Vogue • Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Irving Penn: Dahomey/Seascape I, 1967
© 2003 by Irving Penn
Courtesy Vogue
Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Dahomey, 1967: Photographs by Irving Penn
UNITED STATES
HOUSTON  •  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  •  Ongoing
 
When Irving Penn (born 1917) was on assignment in Africa for Vogue magazine, working in Dahomey (now Benin), his daily driving route took him past a village where he discovered enormous mud sculptures of the deity Legba, a trickster god. Penn returned to Dahomey shortly thereafter to photograph the Legba sculptures. This show presents 17 photographs of the Legba deity, along with 11 of the Dahomey landscape, seascape, and villagers. Visitors to the exhibition who are familiar with Penn´s later, iconic fashion photographs will find many influences in his images of Dahomey.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Web Site


Contact: Tel: (1) 713 639 73 00

More Pop Culture and Cinema Travel Listings:

More United States Travel Listings: