Walker Evans Photographs and Programs

Walker Evans
February 1–April 8, 2012
American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975) was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. The 100-plus vintage prints on view include a wide range of his work:
• documentation of the Great Depression and his work with writer James Agee on Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, the landmark study of Alabama tenant farm families
• his little-known experimental photographs from 1928 to 1930
• the subway series (1938–41) later published in the monograph Many Are Called
• photo-essays for Fortune magazine (1945–65)
• rare Polaroid SX-70 prints from his final years

Walker Evans and the RA/FSA Photography Project
February 22–June 24, 2012
Patricia S. Rebele Gallery
Six photographs from the Cantor's permanent collection by Evans, Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon, and Marion Post Wolcott, all of whom worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during the 1930s, are shown in conjunction with the exhibition Walker Evans.

Thursday, February 9, 5:30 pm. Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator, Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, talks about Evans’s work.

Book Discussion: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Saturday, February 25, 1 pm. Gavin Jones, chair, Stanford Department of English, speaks on the Agee-Evans collaboration. The book is available in the Cantor Arts Center Bookshop.

Spotlight on Art
Friday, March 9, 2 pm. MFA candidate Adam Katseff and PhD candidate George Philip LeBourdais discuss Walker Evans as part of the Center’s monthly series of graduate students’ gallery talks.

Online: Walker Evans of the Week
Interact with us online at museum.stanford.edu as we explore one Walker Evans photograph each week.

Tours of Walker Evans
Thursdays at 12:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.

Free Admission: Wednesday–Sunday 11 am–5 pm, Thursdays until 8 pm. Open July 4th

Media Contact: Anna Koster, Head of Communications, 650-725-4657, akoster@stanford.edu

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Walker Evans, Self-portrait, 5 rue de la Sante, Paris, 1926
Gelatin silver print. Lent by Elizabeth and Robert J. Fisher, MBA ’80. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Walker Evans collaborated with writer James Agee in the book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.