MoMA Series Part II: Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures

Woman in black and white photograph (Daughter of migrant Tennessee coal miner living in American river camp near Sacramento, California. November 1936)

Join us at The Lewis Davis Pavilion for the second in our three part MoMA series:

Wednesday, February 12th at 6pm, Educator and Director of Access and Community Programs, Laura Luis Worden, a graduate of Yale University with a Masters in Art History and Religion will give an illustrated lecture on the Dorothea Lange Exhibit, at the MoMA from February 9 – May 9, 2020.

Toward the end of her life, Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) reflected, “All photographs—not only those that are so called ‘documentary’…can be fortified by words.”

A committed social observer, Lange paid sharp attention to the human condition, conveying stories of everyday life through her photographs and the voices they drew in. Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures, the first major MoMA exhibition of Lange’s in 50 years, brings iconic works from the collection together with less seen photographs—from early street photography to projects on criminal justice reform.

The work’s complex relationships to words show Lange’s interest in art’s power to deliver public awareness and to connect to intimate narratives in the world.

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Woman on top of an old car in black and white photograph