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Robert Frank Weekend Tours
Public tours of special exhibition, Robert Frank in America will begin one week after its opening. This exhibition of 125 photographs sheds new light on the making of influential photographer Robert Frank’s provocative book, The Americans. Frank traveled the nation between 1955 and 1956 for this project. His images document subjects such as Hollywood (seen both from within the studio and from the fans’ perspective) and the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, while probing social issues such as politics, race, religion, and postwar consumer culture. The exhibition, which includes photographs from the book as well as many unknown and unfamiliar pictures, explores a rich body of work that remains largely hidden more than half a century after it was made.
If you are visiting as a group of over 10 people, please click here to request a private tour or register a self-guided tour at least 6 weeks in advance of your desired tour date.
IMAGE: Robert Frank (U.S.A., b. Switzerland, 1924), Hollywood, 1958. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Bowen H. McCoy, 1984.493.70.