A Great Day In Hip Hop: A Visual History 20 Years Later
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A Great Day In Hip Hop: A Visual History 20 Years Later
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture November 7, 2018

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture held a panel, led by Vikki Tobak, which discussed and reminisced about XXL Magazine's Greatest Day in Hip-Hop photograph, taken by Gordon Parks back in 1999.

"American Family" Artist Reception
6:00-8:00pm
"American Family" Artist Reception
Pleasantville, NY October 19, 2018

The Gordon Parks Foundation will mount American Family – a special exhibition featuring the works of photographer Deana Lawson (Rochester, NY) and multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams (Baltimore, MD) who were selected as 2018 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellows.

"Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950" Book Launch
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"Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950" Book Launch
Harlem, New York October 10, 2018

The National Gallery of Art along with the Gordon Parks Foundation, hosted a breakfast at the Red Rooster resturant in Harlem to celebrate the launch of their upcoming exhibition, Gordon Parks: The New Tide: Early Work 1940–1950, as well as promote the recently published catalogue.

 

"Beneath These Restless Skies" Opening Reception
6:00-8:00pm
"Beneath These Restless Skies" Opening Reception
Pleasantville, NY February 26, 2018

The Gordon Parks Foundation announced exhibition dates for Beneath These Restless Skies, a new interactive multimedia exhibition by British documentary photographer and 2017 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellow Harriet Dedman.  
 

"GORDON PARKS: I Am You | Part 2" Opening Reception
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"GORDON PARKS: I Am You | Part 2" Opening Reception
New York, New York October 15, 2018

Opening reception for the exhibition: Thursday, February 15th from 6 – 8 PM at 524 West 24th Street. 

 

"GORDON PARKS: I Am You | Part 1" Opening Reception
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"GORDON PARKS: I Am You | Part 1" Opening Reception
New York, New York January 11, 2018

Opening reception for the exhibition: Thursday, January 11th from 6 – 8 PM at 524 West 24th Street. 

"A Beautiful Ghetto" Opening Reception
6:00-8:00pm
"A Beautiful Ghetto" Opening Reception
Pleasantville, NY September 15, 2017

A Beautiful Ghetto showcases the work of photographer Devin Allen, recipient of the 2017 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship. 

Art Basel
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Art Basel
Basel, Switzerland June 15, 2017

Art Basel is an annual art event that brings together the work of over 4,000 artists from around the world. The week-long festival features exhibitions from 291 galleries, including Jenkins Johnson Gallery from San Francisco, which will be showing work by Gordon Parks.

Opening Reception for Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Mickalene Thomas and LaToya Ruby Frazier
48 Wheeler Ave
Opening Reception for Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Mickalene Thomas and LaToya Ruby Frazier
Pleasantville, NY October 28, 2016

The Gordon Parks Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Mickalene Thomas and LaToya Ruby Frazier.

Gordon Parks celebrated at Nasdaq Opening Bell Ceremony
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Gordon Parks celebrated at Nasdaq Opening Bell Ceremony
New York, NY May 20, 2016

The Gordon Parks Foundation visited Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the Foundation’s 10th anniversary Awards Dinner and Auction. 

Dean Collection / ArtBasel
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Dean Collection / ArtBasel
Miami, FL December 3, 2015

The Dean Collection presented No Commission, a three day art and concert series in Miami, Florida from December 3- 5. The Gordon Parks Foundation was pleased to take part in this event, where we offered publications for sale, as well as free posters featuring Gordon Parks' iconic works.

Steidl x Strand
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Steidl x Strand
The Strand Book Store October 19, 2015

During the week of October 19 Steidl took over the Strand Book Store to present new books, stage talks and book signings. Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Executive Director of The Gordon Parks Foundation, spoke about the pertinence of Gordon Parks’ work today, and the making of several Gordon Parks books with Steidl.

Gordon Parks Arts Hall Dedication
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Gordon Parks Arts Hall Dedication
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools October 2, 2015

The opening celebration of the Gordon Parks Arts Hall at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools was held over the weekend of October 2, 2015. The Gordon Parks Arts Hall, recently opened on the schools’ historic Hyde Park campus, will support programs in theater, music and the visual arts with new performance halls, studios, rehearsal and practice rooms, a digital media lab, and more.

CBS This Morning features The Gordon Parks Foundation
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CBS This Morning features The Gordon Parks Foundation
June 13, 2015

CBS visited the Gordon Parks Foundation in Pleasantville, New York to feature Gordon Parks' Segregation Story. The CBS This Morning Saturday special aired on June 13, 2015.

Barbara Wilkerson Bailey
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Barbara Wilkerson Bailey
Special Guest at The Gordon Parks Awards Dinner and Auction: Celebrating the Arts June 2, 2015

The Gordon Parks Foundation recognized a special guest at the 2015 gala. Barbara Wilkerson Bailey was photographed by Gordon Parks in 1950.

THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION GRAND OPENING IN PLEASANTVILLE
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THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION GRAND OPENING IN PLEASANTVILLE
April 15, 2015

The Gordon Parks Foundation celebrated its Grand Opening on May 15, 2015 in Pleasantville, New York.

"Gordon Parks: Segregation Story" Book Party
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"Gordon Parks: Segregation Story" Book Party
Jackson Fine Art and The Gordon Parks Foundation June 17, 2015

Jackson Fine Art and The Gordon Parks Foundation Gordon Parks: Segregation Story book party hosted by Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help. Special guests included Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Maurice Berger.

Archive moves to Pleasantville, NY!
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Archive moves to Pleasantville, NY!
Winter 2015

We are pleased to announce that The Gordon Parks Foundation archive has moved to Pleasantville, New York! The new space allows for better access to the collection not only for researchers, but also for the public through an exhibtion center. The inaugural exhibtion Gordon Parks: Segregation Story opened in April 2015.

Dr. Roscoe Brown
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Dr. Roscoe Brown
Special Guest at The Gordon Parks Awards Dinner and Auction: Celebrating the Arts June 4, 2014

Dr. Roscoe Brown commanded the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group in World War II, the first unit of African American fighter pilots, famously known as the Tuskegee Airmen. In 1943, the Office of War Information assigned Gordon Parks to photograph the group during their training in Selfridge Field, Michigan.

Joanne Thornton Wilson
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Joanne Thornton Wilson
Special Guest at The Gordon Parks Awards Dinner and Auction: Celebrating the Arts June 4, 2013

Joanne Thornton Wilson was our Special Guest at the 2013 Gala. Gordon Parks photographed Joanne in 1956 in Mobile, Alabama as part of a Life magazine story on segregation.