Leonard Nimoy - Secret Selves

Do you have a Secret Self?

According to Greek mythology, humans were once four legged and four armed.
When they became too arrogant and powerful Zeus split them in two.

Since then mankind is in constant search for our other half in order to feel complete.

Do you have another half? Do you have a self never revealed? Who do you think you are?


In November 2008, Leonard Nimoy was at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts, to begin his latest photographic journey: Secret Selves. We gathered 100 subjects from all walks of life: artists, clergy, politicians, business owners, and asked them the question, Who do you think you are? Each subject was recorded as Mr. Nimoy interviewed them and created a portrait of their “alternate identity.” The results will be revealed in a major exhibition beginning in the summer of 2010.

As Mr. Nimoy wrote: I am hoping to be surprised and delighted by what shows up in front of me. Anything from full costume to nudity, and I would encourage all of it. The "Secret Self" is the most provocative idea. Do you have a secret self?

In Summer/Fall 2010 the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will present an exhibition of Mr. Nimoy’s Secret Selves project in conjunction with R. Michelson Galleries.

Secret Selves Book Signing and reception with Leonard Nimoy and photographed models:
Thursday, 29 July 2010, 6–8 PM at R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton MA

Opening reception of Secret Selves Exhibit with Leonard Nimoy:
Saturday, 31 July 2010, 4–6pm at MASS MoCA, North Adams MA

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