Past Exhibits

From the World to Lynn: Stories of Immigration

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:00am to Monday, April 13, 2015 - 5:00pm Andrea Patiño Contreras
Porch Gallery

From the World to Lynn: Stories of Immigration, composed of black-and-white photographs, audio oral histories, and an interactive website, is the product of an independent project Andrea Patiño Contreras undertook while in Lynn, Massachusetts, as a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow, to help her better understand the community in which she was working.

City Under One Roof

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 5:00pm Jen Kinney
Juanita Kreps Gallery

“The City of Whittier is a world entire. The great myth of Alaska—harsh but rewarding, distant, lawless, primal, pristine—is alive here, unglorified and unique. From the entrance of the tunnel to the end of an unfinished road, Whittier is only three miles long—just barely longer than the tunnel itself. It can be mapped in fewer than fifteen streets. Hours here have a small town’s drawling density...

Hard Art, DC 1979

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 5:00pm Lucian Perkins
Juanita Kreps Gallery

Lucian Perkins’ arresting gelatin silver and black-and-white inkjet photographs bring alive a soon-to-erupt hardcore punk scene in the nation’s capital on the eve of the Reagan presidency, an enormously influential artistic and cultural movement inspired by then unknown bands like Bad Brains, the Teen Idles, and the Slickee Boys.

An Everyday Affair: Selling the Kodak Image to America, 1888–1989

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 5:00pm Curator Lisa McCarty
Porch and University Galleries

"The idea gradually dawned on me that what we were doing was not merely making dry plates, but that we were starting out to make photography an everyday affair.” —George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company Exhibit curator Lisa McCarty, 2013–14 CDS exhibitions intern:

My White Friends

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 5:00pm Myra Greene
Juanita Kreps Gallery

Myra Greene has often used the human body—primarily black and brown ones, often her own—to explore issues of difference, beauty, and memory. In conversations with white friends, she realized that they had very different notions of racial identity than her own; in one pivotal exchange, a friend remarked that he really didn’t think about whiteness at all. “I had never considered this was possible...