Robert Wilson Video Portraits
February 25, 2011 - May 15, 2011

The Timken Museum of Art was the exclusive venue for a groundbreaking exhibition Robert Wilson Video Portraits.

The portraits depict recognizable personalities from the world of performing arts who take on an aspect of their professional lives by being captured in character—but in character inspired by great masterpieces of European art.

Robert Downey, Jr., Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jeanne Moreau each appeared on 65-inch high definition plasma monitors and Winona Ryder’s portrait was projected on the outside of the museum exclusively at night until the Old Globe let out. Visitors watched closely to look for the imperceptible movements by the subjects.  

The Timken offered a full spectrum of educational programs to the public, including bilingual tours, gallery talks, lectures and special events.