Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 Art Exhibit self-guided tour  

Saturday, February 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month with a self-guided tour of the Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 Art Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art on Saturday February 2, 2019 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Guests, especially family, are encouraged to join. 

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

During the 1940s American photographer Gordon Parks (1912–2006) grew from a self-taught photographer making portraits and documenting everyday life in Saint Paul and Chicago to a visionary professional shooting for EbonyVogueFortune, and Life. For the first time, the formative decade of Parks’s 60-year career is the focus of an exhibition, which brings together 150 photographs and ephemera—including magazines, books, letters, and family pictures. The exhibition will illustrate how Parks’s early experiences at the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Standard Oil (New Jersey) as well as his close relationships with Roy StrykerLangston HughesRichard Wright, and Ralph Ellison, helped shape his groundbreaking style. A fully illustrated catalog, with extensive new research and previously unpublished images, will accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition is curated by Philip Brookman, consulting curator, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Location: The National Gallery of Art, West Building, Ground Floor, Outer Tier

Admission: Admission is free and passes are not required. 

Visit the National Gallery of Art Gordon Parks exhibit page for more.


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