Herb Ritts Portrait with Camera

Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits

Now available for lease through our traveling exhibits program. 

Known for his elegant and minimalist work, photographer Herb Ritts (1952-2002) had a gift for turning stars into icons. In Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits, the first collection of the photographic portraits of musicians, visitors will see how he captured the likes of David Bowie, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Cher, and Madonna – the world’s biggest music stars – and in the process, helped define their iconic status for generations of fans. The exhibition features some of his best-known portraits, as well as examine their use in publications, ads, and album covers. The exhibition also highlights his work in music videos, where he parlayed his visual simplicity into a medium of moving images.

For more information please contact Matt Seaman at [email protected] or by phone: 216-515-1209

Traveling Elements:

  • Over 100 framed photographs
  • Films that include interviews and music videos
  • Text panels, labels, case work, exhibition graphics, and all audio visual components

Space Requirements:

  • 3,500-4,000 square feet of secure, climate controlled space (minimum of 370 linear feet)

traveling schedule

  • Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York - 4/2/2019 – 9/2/2019