Portraits of Las Vegas showgirls, Houston socialites, former Texas governor Ann Richards and Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are among the 70 images by photographer Annie Leibovitz currently on display at The Women’s Museum at Fair Park in Dallas

The exhibition, "Annie Leibovitz: Women," runs through Jan. 5. It is organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and is being presented in Dallas by J.C. Penney Co. The Women’s Museum is the final venue for the exhibition, which made stops at institutions in New York, Washington, Miami, Phoenix, Seattle and San Francisco.

"Annie Leibovitz is one of the finest photographers working today, and to host the closing of this monumental exhibition is a true privilege,’’ said Linda Johnson, executive director at the Women’s Museum.

The portraits on display were drawn from Leibovitz’s 1999 book, "Women," which includes more than 100 images of women that span the social spectrum, from celebrities to migrant farm workers.

"The images are intended to show how we look and what we do," Leibovitz said. "I am very moved by the sense of dignity these women have. They create a vivid and complex collective portrait of women today.’’

Vanessa Castagna, chairman and chief executive officer of J.C. Penney, hosted a cocktail party Aug. 20 at the Women’s Museum to open the exhibition in Dallas.

"These portraits are truly incredible and represent such a marvelous cross-section of American women," she said at the event. "Leibovitz’s work is inspiring and J.C. Penney is honored to be sponsoring the Dallas show." 3800 Parry Ave., (888) 337-1167, thewomensmuseum.org.

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