Gordon Parks Private Tour – Museum of Fine Arts Boston – March 25, 2015

Image credit: Above: Gordon Parks, Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan, 1950. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.

Image credit: Gordon Parks, Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan, 1950. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.

Private Tour and Curatorial Presentation
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Please join us for a private and exclusive tour with Karen Haas, Curator of the Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas— focusing on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s, but also relating to Parks’s own fascinating life story.

In 1950, Parks returned to his hometown in Kansas to make a series of photographs meant to accompany an article that he planned to call “Back to Fort Scott.”
One of the most visually rich and captivating of all his projects, Parks’s photographs, now owned by The Gordon Parks Foundation, were slated to appear in April 1951, but the photo essay was never published. This exhibition represents a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the Civil Rights movement began in earnest.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115

The Museum is free Wednesday evenings so please enter through either public entrance and meet us near the Chihuly Green Icicle by 5:45pm.

We will meet at Taste, the Museum’s cafe and wine bar, for networking, discussion and drinks after the event.

Additional charge for parking at the Museum.

Space is limited so please be sure to RSVP. Details to follow soon.

See more at:  http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gordon-parks