As the 87th Academy Awards approaches, we have looked to our collection, which is filled with stars – both from the art world and from Hollywood. American photographer Sid Avery was known for taking behind-the-scenes photos of many Hollywood greats. The BMA owns several of his prints, which depict celebrities at work, play, home, and more.
Here are a few of our favorites from our collection, along with some fun facts about each of the actors, actresses, and singers depicted. Happy Oscar Sunday!