Boston Arts Festival, 1954

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1954

GUSN

GUSN-194439

You can find this within

Browse Collection

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

arts (broad discipline)
festivals
sculpture (visual work)
events
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC044

Collection Name

Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972

Reference Code

PC044.TMP.080

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

Boston Arts Festival

Accruals Note

Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

Description Level

Item