Last month, the Howard Greenberg Gallery debuted “1963” – a group exhibition of black and white photos which chronicled everything from Bob Dylan and The Beatles to the assassination of President Kennedy. As of today, the gallery adds a month-long solo show entitled “Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs”. This series of black and white prints – all of which were taken between 1961 and 1965 – captures the essence of racial intolerance and social upheaval in this country. Certain images are sure to stick with you, specifically because of their accompanying messages – “Damn the Defiant,” “Don’t Cry When They Lynch Me,” and “Whites Only,” chief among them. All told, Bruce Davidson’s solo collection provides the perfect compliment to more than a dozen signature photos already on display. The combination is a must-see for any ardent student of the fight for civil liberties.
(Time of Change by Bruce Davidson runs through July 6th @ Howard Greenberg Gallery, Free, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406)
Five More For The Offing:
- Mobile Uploads by Chrisa Biddy @ Lyons Weir Gallery (Free, through 7/6, 542 West 24th Street)
- The Civil War and American Art @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Free with suggested donation, through 9/2, 5th Avenue & 82nd Street)
- States by Alexi Worth @ DC Moore Gallery (Free, through 6/15, 535 West 22nd Street)
- Restless II featuring various artists @ Cavin-Morris Gallery (Free, through 6/29, 201 11th Avenue, Suite 201)
- Truck Baby featuring various artists @ Rachel Uffner Gallery (Free, 47 Orchard Street, 6/7-7/21)