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The Great Depression (1929–1939) was the catalyst for a tremendous outburst of creative energy in America's photographic community. The devastation wreaked upon the country inspired a host of socially conscious photographers to capture the painful stories of the time. This exhibition features the work of Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965) and thirteen of these artists. Lange’s empathetic images of migrant workers, suffering families, and tortured landscapes seared the faces of the Depression into America’s consciousness. "Dorothea Lange’s America" will run from…Find out more »
This talk by the renowned historian and scholar Linda Gordon — the author of more than a dozen books, including the classic history of birth control in the USA, "Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right" (1976)—will focus on the life and work of Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange and how she used her camera to dignify subjects that at the time were viewed disdainfully, even insultingly—notably sharecroppers and migrant farmworkers. Gordon’s "Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits" (2009) won the Los Angeles Times…Find out more »
“After the giddy hedonism of the 1920s, the songs of the 1930s took on a new darker strain. Tin Pan Alley continued crank out its full quota of love ballads but there were also popular songs about unemployment and social unrest. These songs were rooted in the city: its streets, skyscrapers, and people. Popular music was more engaged politically and socially than usual." Michael Lasser, lecturer, writer, broadcaster, critic, and teacher, will present "'Who Cares If Banks Fail in Yonkers':…Find out more »