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  • Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950

    March 23, 2019 – June 9, 2019

About the Event:

The pioneering African American photographer Gordon Parks (1912–2006) considered his work during the 1940s and ’50s to be the benchmark for his 60-year career. Focusing on extensive new research, Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 documents the importance of Parks’s early experiences—from his immersion in the Chicago Black Renaissance to his friendships with Roy Stryker, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison—in shaping his groundbreaking, passionate vision. The exhibition traces his rapid evolution from an accomplished, self-taught practitioner to an independent artistic and journalistic voice widely communicating a meaningful and coherent understanding of critical social and cultural issues. Produced at a time when images began to proliferate in picture magazines and on television, Parks’s early commissions—ranging from commercial, government, and industrial to fashion and journalism—provide an engaging study of the competing purposes and meanings of his photographs. In addition, the exhibition and accompanying catalogue examine the role of government and corporate archives in encouraging creativity and innovation in photography, the importance of World War II in establishing a role for photography in the civil rights movement, and the expanding function of mass media in creating and distributing a new visual culture. Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation Bank of America is proud to be the national sponsor of Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950.   Supporting Sponsors William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb     The Seven Five Fund

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March 23, 2019 – June 9, 2019

  • Sat Apr 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Apr 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Apr 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Apr 24, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Apr 25, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Apr 26, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Apr 27, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Apr 28, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Apr 30, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed May 1, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu May 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri May 3, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat May 4, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun May 5, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue May 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed May 8, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu May 9, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri May 10, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat May 11, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun May 12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue May 14, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed May 15, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu May 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri May 17, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat May 18, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun May 19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue May 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed May 22, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu May 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri May 24, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat May 25, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun May 26, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue May 28, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed May 29, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu May 30, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri May 31, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Jun 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jun 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Jun 4, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Jun 5, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Jun 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Jun 7, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Jun 8, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jun 9, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Visual Arts

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