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The Taubman Museum of Art reminds the community that the last day for the current exhibit “Dorothea Lange’s America” is Saturday, Aug. 11. Don’t miss this chance to see some of the truly iconic images in American photography.
Anchored by numerous works by the renowned Dorothea Lange, the show includes images from a dozen other photographers who turned a compassionate lens on the people and places that endured the devastation of the Great Depression: Michael Disfarmer, Arnold Eagle, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Russell Lee, Wright Morris, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, Doris Ulmann, John Vachon, Willard Van Dyke and Marion Post Wolcott. Together, this collection chronicles the widespread ravages of this critical era in our country’s history, from the plight of migrant workers to the degradation of rural landscapes.
Three special programs related to the exhibit will take place this weekend:
- The marathon reading of John Steinbeck’s classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath” that started July 31 continues through Friday, Aug. 3, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.
- The Roanoke Children’s Theatre at the Taubman will offer two performances of the short play “Migrant Voices” on Friday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., free of charge as part of the monthly series Art By Night.
- On Sunday, Aug. 5, at 1:30 p.m., Taubman Cinema will screen the multiple Oscar Award-nominated film “The Grapes of Wrath,” featuring Henry Fonda in his memorable role as sharecropper Tom Joad. The movie is included in the price of general museum admission.
The Taubman Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours include First Fridays for Art by Night from 5 to 8 p.m. (free), and First Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. General admission is $7; $6 for 65 and over; $3.75 for children 5-13; 4 and under free. Groups of 10 or more enjoy $2 off each admission (full adult price for guided group tours). For more information, please visit the museum’s website at taubmanmuseum.org, or call 540.342.5760.