Events and Exhibits
The sampling of work exhibited here honors Neal Barr as Brooks Institute's 2015 Distinguished Alumnus, an award presented annually to an alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated personal and professional success throughout their career. This award is a testament to a life devoted to creative pursuit and the enduring impact Barr's ground-breaking photography has had in the field of fashion photography.
The Marriott Ventura Beach Hotel has collaborated with the distinguished film & photography school, Brooks Institute in Ventura, California to display a variety of specialized alumni and student exhibits.
Ventura County Star - Jan. 23, 2016
In a 43-year career as a fashion photographer, Neal Barr photographed some of the world's most famous faces. People like Sophia Loren, Halston and Warren Beatty.
Now Barr has returned to his hometown of Ventura to pursue his dream of creating a record of 1920s fashion.
Passion For Fashion
The Iris Nights lecture series, is a public program offered free
of charge, by online reservation on a first-come, first-served
basis. The series brings to life the most current exhibit with
presentations by exhibit featured photographers and other notable
experts and guest artists at the Annenberg Space for Photography,
Century Park, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067,
March - April 2013: Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, California.
A special selection of Neal's work is on display for an undetermined period of time at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001, 805-653-0323 http://venturamuseum.org/
July 2 - September 18, 2011: Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, California.
Take the plunge into summer with Splash!, an exhibition highlighting ocean-inspired art and Ventura’s beach resort past. A few pieces from Neal Barr's 1920's swim attire collection will be on display: http://venturamuseum.org/
September 24, 2011: Focus on the Masters will feature Neal Barr—interview by Donna Granata
Meet the artists and experience their work first hand. The artists exhibit their original work, share their personal experiences and give advice to the gathered audience.
Brooks Institute Ventura Campus
Sunday, August 30, 2009 - Fine Art & Lifestyle Auction featuring works by Neal Barr and other local artists. The auction will be held in conjunction with the Katherine Hoffman Haley Award Celebration. Contact the Museum of Ventura County for more information. Barr will be offering up for auction prints from his Mini-Gallery Series, which were printed in the early 1990's by Barr himself, celebrating 30 years in business. Market value from sales by the Staley-Wise Gallery in New York was $500.00 each. Prints varied in size. Mat size is 7 X 9 inches
Saturday, October 17 to Sunday, December 13, 2009 - FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA - "High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture" which will feature several of Barr's photos, taken for Harper's Bazaar in the 1970's, in the gallery and in a video documentary.