Tonight at 8:30pm on GBH 2 and right here on GBH.org, the latest Open Studio With Jared Bowen visits The Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Mass., to explore its new exhibition, "Robert Frank: The Americans."
Between 1955 and 1956, Swiss photographer Robert Frank journeyed across the United States to create a “visual study of a civilization” in his adopted country. Supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, he took some 27,000 photographs and whittled them down to 83 to create "The Americans," a hallmark photobook. From bustling cities and cocktail parties to segregation and car accidents, Frank’s dark, grainy and often blurred images take an unvarnished look at the changing cultural landscape of 1950s America. The Addison Gallery of American Art is one of only four museums in the world to own the complete set of images from "The Americans."
Watch: Jared Bowen discusses "The Americans" with Joe Mathieu on Morning Edition
Also in this episode we explore Wampanoag artist and scientist Elizabeth James-Perry’s new exhibit, “Ripples. Through a Wampanoag Lens,” at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, plus another look at artist Jacob Lawrence’s panel series, “Struggle,” and the discovery of a recently found piece.
Stream the full episode below starting at 8:30pm, or subscribe to the GBH YouTube channel and set a reminder.