New Exhibit: Civil Rights Era Contact Sheets by Steve Schapiro
An activist as well as documentarian, Schapiro covered many stories related to the Civil Rights Movement, including the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the push for voter registration and the Selma to Montgomery March. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held October 11 in the Gage Gallery's new space at 425 S. Wabash Ave.
The Gage Gallery at Roosevelt University is "Chicago’s premier space for showcasing contemporary critical social photo-documentary" (Newcity Art). The Gallery exhibits work that is consonant with the mission of the University and its ideals of social justice. It serves the academic goals of the University by hosting numerous public lectures, panel discussions, and symposia, which allow groups to learn about, and discuss, the important social issues of our time. Gallery exhibitions have explored themes including immigration, incarceration, gun violence, terrorism, mental illness, LGBTQ activism, and poverty.