See ‘Migrant Mother’ at the Arkansas Arts Center

It’s one of the most recognized photographs in U.S. history, and for a few short weeks, it will hang in Little Rock’s Arkansas Arts Center.

“Migrant Mother” is part of the the exhibition “Dorothea Lange’s America” opening at the AAC on Friday, Feb. 26. The iconic image depicts a woman and her children during the pains of the Great Depression, a theme that the pieces in the “America” all share.

Lange traveled the country in the 1930s to document severely underpaid and unemployed farmers, but also the resilience of the American people. “America” also includes pieces from Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, Marion Post Wolcott and Heber Springs photographer Mike Disfarmer.

“Dorothea Lange’s America” coincides with another AAC exhibition, “Industrial Beauty: Charles Burchfield’s Black Iron,” which features Burchfield’s painted visions of 1930s industry.

The shows open on Feb. 26 and will run through May 8. For more information on the exhibitions, click here. For a full rundown of AAC events surrounding the shows, click here.

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