Breach of Peace: Photographs of Freedom Riders by Eric Etheridge
FINAL WEEK! On view through April 11, 2010
- Included with Museum admission: $10 General; $7 Seniors and Full-Time Students; $5 Children 2–12; Free to Members and Children under 2; Free to all on Thursdays
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
See contemporary portraits of the courageous civil rights activists known as Freedom Riders along with their original mug shots.
Breach of Peace displays forty contemporary portraits by photographer Eric Etheridge of Freedom Riders, who, in 1961, converged on Jackson, Mississippi to challenge state segregation laws. Their noble efforts were met with fierce hostility, and many of the young men and women were arrested and convicted of the charge "breach of the peace."
Breach of Peace displays Etheridge's photographs of several Freedom Riders, now senior citizens, alongside their original mug shots. The exhibition examines their involvement in the Civil Rights movement, takes a look at who they are today, and shares their unique perspectives on that historical period.
Breach of Peace originated as part of the High Museum of Art's Road to Freedom exhibition, but has been expanded for the Skirball presentation to encompass related historical objects, including student activist buttons and newspaper clippings.
Special interactive station—"Get on the bus" by expressing yourself and posting your own "mug shot." Inside the gallery, visit the self-serve photo booth, then pair your photo with a personal response to the question "What cause would YOU ride for?"
AROUND THE CITY:Delve deeper into the topics of race, culture, and civil rights by exploring related exhibitions at institutions around the city:
Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)
October 21, 2010