Gage Gallery Grand Re-Opening with Historic Contact Sheets by Steve Schapiro

The Gage Gallery re-opens in the Auditorium building (Room 178) with Steve Schapiro: Civil Rights Era Contact Sheets this Thursday, Oct 11, with an opening reception from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. This free event is open to the public. The exhibition was curated by Mike Ensdorf, with research and text by Erik Gellman, Associate Professor of History at UNC, Chapel Hill.

An activist as well as documentarian, Schapiro covered many stories related to the Civil Rights Movement, including the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the push for voter registration and the Selma to Montgomery March. 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.

A companion exhibition, “Activists and Icons: The Photographs of Steve Schapiro,” is on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie from Oct. 7, 2018 – June 23, 2019.

Mike Ensdorf, Director, Gage Gallery

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