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Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS 66506-0100)
Cameron Leader-Picone (Project Director: January 2020 to present)
Mark Christopher Crosby (Co Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Katherine L. Karlin (Co Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Making a Statement: Gordon Parks's Gift of Photographs

Planning for a 2,950 square-foot temporary exhibition, a catalog, and a website exploring the life and work of multidisciplinary artist Gordon Parks (1912–2006) and his relationship with his home state of Kansas.

The proposed exhibition and related digital archive examine two important moments when the artist Gordon Parks reconnected with his home state of Kansas and fashioned his artistic vision: a gift of photos to Kansas State University and the filming of his novel The Learning Tree.

Project fields:
African American Studies; American Literature; Film History and Criticism

Exhibitions: Planning

Public Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 12/30/2021