"Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" was on view at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, from October 30, 2010 through February 13, 2011. "Hide/Seek" considered such themes as the role of sexual difference in depicting modern America; how artists explored the fluidity of sexuality and gender; how major themes in modern art—especially abstraction—were influenced by social marginalization; and how art reflected society's evolving and changing attitudes toward sexuality, desire, and romantic attachment.
I have designed an exhibition pamphlet for "Hide/Seek" which incorporates the theme of having to hide because of ones sexuality and gender. Pages within the pamphlet have holes cut within them so a viewer cannot seek an entire page or piece unless they "seek" it by turning the page. This represents the idea many of the artists touch on within their work, and the exhibition includes as a whole.
Learn more about the exhibition here.