Rosa Parks, black and white photo by brian lankerMAM permanent collection
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Date: Fri 02/14/20 10:00AM - Fri 12/25/20 5:00PM
Location: 2nd Level North and South Gallery The exhibition features a collection of 75 black and white photographs by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Brian Lanker accompanied by compelling interviews conducted by Lanker when the photos were taken. Lanker earned the Pulitzer Prize for his seminal work on child birth which he conducted while working at the Topeka Capital-Journal.  I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America is a profound look at some of the most historically and socially influential women of the 20th century. The project includes Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Althea Gibson, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Coretta Scott King, Oprah Winfrey and Septima Poinsette Clark to name a few. The Mulvane Art Museum acquired the collection, with the help of many benefactors, and will unveil the achievements of Lanker and in so doing acknowledge the potent words and deeds of his subjects. (Photo by Brian Lanker, Rosa Parks, 1987, Mulvane Art Museum permanent collection)
Below: Photograph (detail) by Brian Lanker, Ruby Dee, 1986, Mulvane Art Museum permanent collection
Lanker, Ruby Dee 1986, detail
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