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Dorothea Lange - Preview the Film with Director and The Museum of Contemporary Photography

Come with your questions and own commentary to this exclusive online preview, Thursday, August 28 at 8:30 pm EST, led by filmmaker Dyanna Taylor, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and American Masters

Aug 10th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Dorothea Lange - Lange's MoMA Exhibition

Curator John Szarkowsi and Lange prepare for her career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). It would be the first exhibition the museum dedicated to a woman photographer and it would cover 25 years of her work.

Aug 1st, 2014 | 0 comments

Dorothea Lange - Dorothea Lange Biography with Photo Gallery

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), best known for her iconic photograph representing the Great Depression, Migrant Mother, had a four-decade career that culminated in the first one-woman photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Learn about her life and work in this timeline and photo gallery.

Jul 31st, 2014 | 0 comments

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Dorothea Lange - Video: "Migrant Mother" Photo Series at the Library of Congress

Dyanna Taylor, director of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, visits the Library of Congress to view its collection of her grandmother's photography.

Jul 7th, 2014 | 0 comments

Carl Sandburg - Posters: How Carl Sandburg Saw Chicago

CHICAGO POEMS, published by Carl Sandburg in 1916, is an ode to a city. It's a clear eyed and unapologetic love letter: where you tell your true-love you love them not in spite of their imperfections but because of them. Sandburg starts Chicago Poems with "Chicago." Read it here and see its opening stanza visualized in a series of poster art.

May 30th, 2013 | 3 comments

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Dorothea Lange - AM Archive: 'USA: Photography – Dorothea Lange'

From 1965, a documentary film in two-parts, written and narrated by Richard Moore, about the life of documentary photographer and photojournalist Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, who died on October 11, 1965 of esophageal cancer, during post-production of this film. Lange will be the subject of an upcoming AMERICAN MASTERS film.

Dec 27th, 2012 | 0 comments

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Joffrey - Video Archive: The Green Table Rehearsal (1967)

"The Green Table" is an anti-war statement that has transcended times of war: lending itself to each new conflict and each new generation. Created by Kurt Jooss in 1932 for the International Competition of Choreography in Paris, the performance ranges from the closed door meetings of politicians to the battlefield of waring soldiers. It's both the corruption and the inhumanity of wartime. In 1967, The Joffrey Ballet was the first American company to revive this pacifist work -- for a different war and a different people -- and it quickly became a signature performance, giving a socially relevant voice to the company. See it for yourself in an archive Joffrey rehearsal from the 1960s.

Dec 12th, 2012 | 1 comment

Carl Sandburg - Gallery: The Carl Sandburg Archive

An exploration of the Carl Sandburg Archive from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Sep 9th, 2012 | 1 comment

Gene Kelly - Last Thoughts: 100 Years of Gene Kelly

Today we celebrate 100 years of American Master Gene Kelly. His wife of sixteen years, Betsy Blair, talks about Kelly’s legacy in an audio clip from our film, Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer.

Aug 23rd, 2012 | 0 comments
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