Chuck Close: People Who Matter to Me exhibition presents some two dozen works by Chuck Close spanning a thirty-five year period from 1974 to the present.

The exhibition brings together works from VMFA’s permanent collection with loans from Frances Lewis and from the artist himself. Major VMFA donors, Sydney and Frances Lewis, enjoyed a particularly warm friendship with Close and this exhibition celebrates that connection and presents a broad overview of Close’s work.

It will feature a spectrum of the media in which Close has worked, and will include portraits of many of his most important subjects with a special focus on composer Philip Glass, for whom the Lewises served as patrons.

Organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and curated by John B. Ravenal, Sydney and  Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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