Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Date/Time

May 13, 2017 to Aug 13, 2017
10:00 AM until 06:00 PM

Description

May 13, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Few 20th Century photographers have produced such instantly recognizable and iconic works as Dorothea Lange. Gain a new understanding of this beloved American photographer in OMCA's exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. Through the lens of her camera, Lange documented American life with riveting, intimate photographs that showed the major issues of the times. View the emotional and political impact of her works in this major exhibition, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the artist's gift of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California.

From documenting the plight of Dust Bowl migrants during the Great Depression to magnifying the grim conditions of incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II, Lange's photographs demonstrate how empathy and compassion-focused through art-can trigger political action. View approximately 100 photographs, including vintage prints, unedited proof sheets, personal memorabilia, and historic objects. Examine how Lange's artistry and advocacy swayed minds and prompted significant change in this nation's history. Discover how her work continues to resonate with millions, illustrating the power of photography as a form of social activism.

Cost

Museum admission cost ($0-16)

Location

View map Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Oakland Museum of California

Phone

510-318-8400

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