October 20 – December 14, 2007
Over 50 photographs by Marion Post Wolcott (1910–1990) feature her best known documentation for the Farm Security Administration, 1930–1941, in New England and the south. Her political activism and concern for social inequality are evident in this significant photographic record of daily life of the poor and wealthy, and racial discrimination. These vintage and signed photographs printed by the artist are on loan courtesy of the Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan.
A 1965 taped interview with the photographer will play continuously at the museum. Also, take the New Deal walking tour of the campus (approximately 75 minutes).
This exhibition is part of the year-long series of exhibitions and programs at MSU celebrating the 75th anniversary of the New Deal and commemorating the many arts programs created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal solutions to the economic crisis in America. www.newdeallegacy.org
Sponsor: Program in American Studies
Opening Reception: October 21, 3–5 p.m.
Hosted by Friends of the Art Museum.
Sunday, October 21, 3:30 p.m. Gallery walk with Howard Bossen, Adjunct Curator of Photography.
Sunday, November 4, 1 p.m. WPA walking tour, meet at the Auditorium Building, Farm Lane entracnce, to view Charles Pollock's WPA murals, continue for a tour of Marion Post Wolcott Photographs.
Monday, November 12, 12 p.m. Howard Bossen, Adjunct Curator of Photography, Poverty and Wealth in Black and White: Marion Post Wolcott, FSA Photographer Brown Bag talk, presented by "Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives", a joint project of the School of Labor & Industrial Relations and the MSU Museum.