Awareness: Larry Clark’s Tulsa Series
August 28 – November 13, 2015
Main Building, Rincliffe Gallery, 3rd Floor
Larry Clark (b. 1943), an American photographer, film director and writer, documented his life and the lives of his friends and their drug use through the years of 1963–1971. The culmination of this series of photographs was a book, Tulsa, published in 1971, that shed light on the reality of drug use in suburban America. Clark’s gritty, unmodified photographs of teenage drug-use, sex and violence became a new style of documentary photography, one which photographers continue to pursue today. Clark’s lived experience while taking these photographs “upped the ante for engaged photography” requiring more involvement between the photographer and his subject matter. Through Tulsa’s harsh imagery a new form of documentary photography was developed.
This exhibition displays the full series of fifty photographs, some of which can be graphic. The intent of the photographs was to shine a light on the drug use and violence found in every neighborhood.
The exhibition is on display in the Rincliffe Gallery on the third floor of Main Building at 3141 Chestnut St. from August 28th through November 13th. The Rincliffe Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Gallery is free and open to the public.
Toys, Trinkets and Trifles: Toys and Miniatures from The Drexel Collection
December 4, 2015 – February 15, 2016
The nostalgia for childhood playthings is especially strong around the holidays. Relive your childhood and learn of the games of the past with this exhibition displaying the extensive collection of miniatures, toys and games from The Drexel Collection.
Pictures of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints
February 29 – May 6, 2016
Ukiyo-e woodblock prints were a popular technique and genre of woodblock from the 17th to the 19th century in Japan. View a selection of The Drexel Collection’s two-hundred plus ukiyo-e woodblock prints which explore several of the common themes such as beautiful women, actors and folk tales through vivid colors and expressive line.