Lynn Goldsmith: The Looking Glass
Multi-award winning portrait photographer showcases intimate study of personal identity through self-portrait photography.
The Parthenon and Centennial Park Conservancy are honored to present Lynn Goldsmith: The Looking Glass, a groundbreaking photography exhibit in which photographer Lynn Goldsmith highlights the psychological relationship between what you see and what you imagine through a series of self-portraits.
The exhibit will be on view in the Parthenon’s East Gallery from Thursday, June 24 through Wednesday, October 13. A virtual highlight tour will be held on the Centennial Park Conservancy’s Facebook page on Tuesday, June 29.
Recently relocated to Nashville, Lynn Goldsmith’s editorial imagery has appeared in and on the covers of Life, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and National Geographic. With subjects ranging from entertainers to athletes to world leaders, she’s photographed the extraordinary individuals of America’s last five decades. Her fine art photography is also included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian, Moma and The Kodak Collection. With a career track-record as a network television director, a recording artist on Island Records, a photographer, and a painter, it is clear Goldsmith’s talents are limitless. The purpose of The Looking Glass series is to experience that anything is possible; that the only limits you have are the limits you put on yourself.
The Looking Glass portraits are dreamlike, colorful, mysterious, and occasionally irreverent – a reflection of Goldsmith’s creativity, introspection, and humor. Specific to her work are references to myths, fairy tales, film, and literature, which point out how these traditional forms have shaped people’s collective psyches and contributed to the social and political perceptions of women. She invites you to question how and what we see, to consider how your perception is both culturally conditioned and yet always in flux, somehow both predictable and subject to chance.
To learn more about purchasing The Looking Glass limited edition book, visit thelookingglassbook.com.
The Parthenon thanks The Memorial Foundation, the Sandra Schatten Foundation, Humanities Tennessee, Tennessee Arts Commission, Centennial Park Conservancy, and Metro Parks for generously underwriting this exhibit.
Source: Press Release
The Opening Event is free and open to the public.
After the opening event, costs are as follows and includes entry to the Parthenon:
Free/Babies and Children under 4 years old
Contact: (615) 862-8431
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Sep 23, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Thu)
- Sep 24, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
- Sep 25, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
- Sep 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
- Sep 27, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Mon)
- Sep 28, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Tue)
- Sep 29, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Wed)
- Sep 30, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Thu)
- Oct 1, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
- Oct 2, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
- Oct 3, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
- Oct 4, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Mon)
- Oct 5, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Tue)
- Oct 6, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Wed)
- Oct 7, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Thu)
- Oct 8, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
- Oct 9, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
- Oct 10, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
- Oct 11, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Mon)
- Oct 12, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Tue)
- Oct 13, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Wed)
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There will be an opening reception held at the Parthenon on Thursday, June 24 from 7pm to 9pm. Food and beverages will be provided. Please register here.
A virtual highlight tour will be held on the Centennial Park Conservancy’s Facebook page on Tuesday, June 29.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The Parthenon is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 4:30pm, and Sunday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.. The Parthenon will be open on Mondays from 9am to 7pm starting June 7. The indoor mask mandate in Davidson County expired on May 14. Metro Public Health Department continues to strongly recommend masks for those who are unvaccinated when in crowds, indoors, and when unable to socially distance.