Through the Looking Glass
The 1930s were not exactly the happiest of times. Let's be honest: The Depression and World War II sucked. Fortunately, we've been able to move on and improve -- for the most part. Want proof? The Norton Museum of Art is featuring a photography exhibition -- "The Radical Camera: New York's Photo Leagues, 1936-1951."
The exhibit features the works of the Photo League, an organization of young, idealistic, mostly Jewish, first-generation Americans that formed in 1936. Helping to validate photography as a fine art, the league used the documentary power of photography to highlight progressive ideals and motivate change. The group's 15-year span started with the Depression and the New Deal reforms and covered World War II and the start of the Cold War. The exhibit runs through June 16 at the Norton Museum of Art. The museum is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave in West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-5196, or visit norton.org.
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: March 19. Continues through June 16, 2013
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