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Boston Arts Festival, 1954

PC044.TMP.080 (RS81159)

Description

The Boston Arts Festival was both a celebration of local artists and a protest. There was a growing feeling among artists living and working in the Boston area that they were being overlooked by the area museums, which were more concerned with international trends than with the diverse and vibrant community in their own backyard. Reed supported this festival and had friends involved with its organization. In this particular photo, a young man in a jacket and tie looks inquisitively at a sculpture on display.

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Details

Collection Name
Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Collection Code
PC044
Dates
1954
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
194439
Reference Code
PC044.TMP.080

Record details

Originator
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
arts (broad discipline)
events
festivals
sculpture (visual work)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Boston Arts Festival
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Notes
Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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