Bread and Roses: The Social Documentary of Milton and Anne Rogovin
After appearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1957 (inspiring his local paper, the Buffalo Evening News, to label him “Buffalo’s Top Red”), the optometrist and social activist Milton Rogovin turned to photography as a means of continuing his commitment to social equity, a commitment echoed by the political slogan “Bread and Roses.” This exhibition explores how Rogovin, together with his wife, Anne, built on the legacy of social documentary photography in the United States in subtle ways that expanded the potential of the medium to reach and affect audiences, as well as their subjects—the workers of the world.
Curated by Carrie Cushman, the Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, the exhibition is generously supported by the The Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ’54 Davis Museum Program Fund.
Feb 7–Jun 9Disappearances: Three Video Artists from Latin America
Disappearances features video work from the past decade by three leading Latin American artists, all of whom refer metaphorically to those who have vanished because of state crimes and political violence.Event Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)
Apr 24, 3:30–5 PM
Feb 7–Jun 9
May 4, 2 PM