Exhibition Event, Afterhours, Wake Forest University, Talks/Lectures, Scholars and Teachers

Migrant Mother, Migrant Gender: Reconsidering Dorothea Lange's Icon of Maternity, with Sally Stein

Date: Thu, October 18, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Reynolda House Museum of American Art


Members/students: $10; Non-members: $15; a/perture cinema members receive the Museum Member rate. 

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Based on extensive archival research, this talk will revisit the great photographic career of Dorothea Lange by offering a new perspective on the making of Migrant Mother, her most famous Depression-era image, and its changing reception over the last eight decades. Sally Stein is professor emerita of art history & film and media studies at University of California, Irvine, and the author of "Peculiar Grace: Dorothea Lange and the Testimony of the Body;' an essay published in Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life. Her research focuses on the history of photography with particular interest in American photography of the New Deal era.

The exhibition will be open until the lecture begins. 

Image: Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-DIG-fsa-8b29516.

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