Robert Frank in America
Join the Explore the Campus and the Visual Arts Sections on Friday, October 3rd, 2pm, for our kick-off collaborative event, a docent led tour of the exhibition, Robert Frank in America, at the Cantor Arts Center. The tour will conclude with an informal walk through of another exciting exhibition, Pop Art from the Anderson Collection at SFMOMA, consisting of 10 pieces from artists such as Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and others. Meet in the lobby of the Cantor Arts Center at 1:50. Parking is in front of the Cantor Art Center and behind in Parking Structure 1 off of Campus Drive. Parking is a challenge. Carpooling is strongly recommended and please allow adequate time to park.
The Robert Frank in America exhibition of photographs sheds new light on the making of influential photographer Robert Frank’s provocative book, The Americans. Frank traveled the nation between 1955 and 1956 for this project. His images document subjects such as Hollywood (seen both from within the studio and from the fans’ perspective) and the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, while probing social issues such as politics, race, religion, and postwar consumer culture. The exhibition, which includes photographs from the book as well as many unknown and unfamiliar pictures, explores a rich body of work that remains largely hidden more than half a century after it was made. Learn more IMAGE: Robert Frank (U.S.A., b. Switzerland, 1924), Hollywood, 1958. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Bowen H. McCoy, 1984.493.70 © Robert Frank.
If you need more information please contact Deanna Mann (965-3035) firstname.lastname@example.org or Daniele Archambault (330-1111 ext.1) daniele@danieleBD.com.