This Is Not a Selfie celebrates self-portrait at St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts

'This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection' opens in August.

click to enlarge 'Untitled Film Still #5', 1977, Gelatin silver print, The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection. - Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954)
Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954)
'Untitled Film Still #5', 1977, Gelatin silver print, The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection.

Selfie-obsessed much? The Museum of Fine Arts has just the show for you, because, in an odd sort of way, it validates all those Insta-shots you have of yourself. This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection opens Aug. 23 with 80 self-portraits of 66 artists including Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus and Cindy Sherman.

Think of it as professional selfies, and mark your calendar now to make it to opening weekend and surreptitiously pick up some selfie tips. The exhibit's on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection | Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg | Aug. 23-Nov. 25 | 727-896-2667, mfastpete.org

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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