www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Cirque du Soleil coming to Wichita -12/20/2014, 4:00 PM

V-Plan transmission line now in service -12/20/2014, 4:00 PM

Plains pupils: Pluto's a planet -12/20/2014, 4:00 PM

Hutch United Way campaign slips further from goal -12/20/2014, 4:00 PM

Hutch inmate charged with sexual assault -12/20/2014, 4:00 PM

Colorado teenager injured in 1-vehicle wreck on I-70 -12/20/2014, 4:00 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Wichita State museum acquires Gordon Parks photos

Published on -2/7/2014, 1:37 PM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University has acquired 125 photographs by Kansas native Gordon Parks.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1ixNgsW ) that the museum already has an extensive collection of Parks' papers, letters, personal photos and manuscripts.

The acquisition was made possible by a donation from the Gordon Parks Foundation, a $150,000 challenge grant from Barry and Paula Downing and matching funds.

The collection includes several photos of Parks' hometown of Fort Scott, images of Malcolm X and "Harlem Gang Leader," his first photographic essay for Life magazine.

He was born in Fort Scott on Nov. 20, 1912, and died in New York City on March 7, 2006. He was also an activist, musician, writer and film director best known for his photographic essays for Life magazine.

------

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News