**This exhibition is currently closed due to the COVID-19 situation. Stay tuned for more information.**
Who makes art and what does it mean to be an artist? Artists have often tried to address such questions in portraits of one another, and of themselves.
If a portrait is a record of its subject, it also reveals something of its maker’s relationship to the person portrayed and the social world they share. Portraits of artists show us how artists define the singularity of their position and role, whether they are self-portraits that function as public disclosure and self-presentation, or images of other artists that record the identifications, rivalries and intimacies between peers. Selected from the collection, the portraits in this exhibition make visible how artists think about what they do and who they are, often in the settings where they work and live.