Grand Re-opening of the Gage Gallery – Steve Schapiro: Civil Rights Era Contact Sheets

A Companion Exhibition with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Celebrate the re-opening of the Roosevelt University Gage Gallery in its new location – 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago (the former Roosevelt bookstore) – with an opening reception on Thursday, October 11 from 5-7 p.m. This exhibition will showcase a collection of enlarged proof sheets from Steve Schapiro’s work during the civil rights era of the 1960s. During this decade, called the “golden age in photojournalism,” Schapiro produced photo-essays on subjects as varied as narcotics addiction, Easter in Harlem, Haight-Ashbury, political protest, the presidential campaign of Robert Kennedy, and more. An activist as well as documentarian, Schapiro covered many stories related to the Civil Rights movement. Called by Life Magazine to Memphis after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Schapiro produced some of the most iconic images of that tragic event. The show, which is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, ends December 22, 2018. For more information, visit www.roosevelt.edu/gagegallery. A companion exhibition, Activists and Icons: The Photographs of Steve Schapiro, will be on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie from October 7, 2018-June 23, 2019. The exhibition features iconic as well as never-before-seen photos of the Civil Rights Movement and cultural and political change-agents of recent history. (www.ilholocaustmuseum.org).

Grand Re-opening of the Gage Gallery – Steve Schapiro: Civil Rights Era Contact Sheets A Companion Exhibition with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Grand Re-opening of the Gage Gallery – Steve Schapiro: Civil Rights Era Contact Sheets A Companion Exhibition with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

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