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Migrant Mother, Migrant Gender: Reconsidering Dorothea Lange's Icon of Maternity, with Sally Stein

Based on extensive archival research, this talk will revisit the great photographic career of Dorothea Lange by offering a new perspective on the making of Migrant Mother, her most famous Depression-era image, and its changing reception over the last eight decades. Sally Stein is professor emerita of art history & film and media studies at University of California, Irvine, and the author of "Peculiar Grace: Dorothea Lange and the Testimony of the Body;' an essay published in Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life. Her research focuses on the history of photography with particular interest in American photography of the New Deal era.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Arts & Entertainment, Speakers, Lectures, Academics, Women/Gender


Administrative, Reynolda House

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students


Members/students: $10; Non-members: $15; a/perture cinema members receive the Museum Member rate.

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