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People sitting on the museum steps
Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Nic Lehoux
Visitors on the terraces.
Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Nic Lehoux
A work by Danny Lyon. A prisoner is patted down by a police officer

Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Shakedown at Ellis Unit, Texas, 1968. Vintage gelatin silver print. 8 1/2 × 12 1/4 in. (21.6 × 31.3 cm). Museum of Modern Art. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

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Photography and Social Activism From the 1960s to Now

Fri, Sept 16, 2016  6:30–8 PM

Photographers Keith Calhoun, Chandra McCormick, and Susan Meiselas join curator Julian Cox to discuss the evolving relationship of photography and film to social activism in the U.S.

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Open Studio, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
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10:30 AM–3 PM
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), John Lennon and Danny Seymour, The Bowery, New York, 1969. Gelatin silver print, printed later. 11 x 14 in. Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
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6:45–7:45 PM
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), John Lennon and Danny Seymour, The Bowery, New York, 1969. Gelatin silver print, printed later. 11 x 14 in. Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
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7:15–8:15 PM
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Occupy Oakland, City Hall, Oakland, 2011. Archival pigment print, 9 3/4 x 13 in. (24.6 x 33 cm). Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
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7:45 PM
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Occupy Oakland, City Hall, Oakland, 2011. Archival pigment print, 9 3/4 x 13 in. (24.6 x 33 cm). Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
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8:15 PM
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The Whitney’s collection contains some of the most significant and exciting work created by artists in the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.