GORDON PARKS
Born 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas, USA
Died 2006 in New York, USA
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2020Gordon Parks: Part One, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Gordon Parks and 'The Atmosphere of Crime', Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
A Choice of Weapons, Honor and Dignity: The Visions of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz, Minnesota Art Museum of American Art, St Paul, USA
Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali, The Image of a Champion, 1966/1970, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
Gordon Parks, This Land is Your Land, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
2018Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA (2018); travelling to The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA (2019); Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, USA (2019); and Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, USA (2020)
Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada (2018); travelled to the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2019)
2017Gordon Parks: A Choice of Weapons, Side Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Gordon Parks: Segregation Story, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Mount Dora, Florida, USA
Gordon Parks: I Use My Camera as a Weapon, hosted by the U.S. Embassy, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (2017); travelled to Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, Poland (2017)
Element: Gordon Parks and Kendrick Lamar, The Gordon Parks Foundation, Pleasantville, New York, USA
American Dream: American Realism 1945-2016, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany
Reimagining A Safe Space, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, USA
Third Space / Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
2016Gordon Parks: I Am You; Selected Works 1942-1978, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany; travelled to Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany (2017); Foam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2017); and Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Frankfurt, Germany (2018)
Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Visual Justice: The Gordon Parks Photography Collection at WSU, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s-1980s, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
2015Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; travelled to Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, USA (2016); Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA (2016) and The Gordon Parks Foundation, Pleasantville, New York, USA (2017)
2014A Living Legacy, Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Segregation Story, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2013Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA (2013); travelled to The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA (2014); Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, USA (2015); The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA (2015); and UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California, USA (2017)
Une histoire américaine, Magasin Électrique, Arles, France
Una storia Americana, FORMA, Milan, Italy
2012Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA (2012); travelled to The Gordon Parks Foundation, Pleasantville, New York, USA (2015)
The Hard Kind of Courage: Gordon Parks and the Photographers of the Civil Rights Era, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Gordon Parks: 100 Years, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2011Gordon Parks: Photographs from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
2008Gordon Parks, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
2007Crossroads: The Art of Gordon Parks, Rosa Parks Library and Museum, Montgomery, Alabama, USA; travelled to San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA (2007); Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, USA (2007); North Carolina Central University Art Museum, Durham, North Carolina, USA (2008); The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA (2008); Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas, USA (2009); Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas, USA (2009); Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA (2010); Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, USA (2010); Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, Kansas, USA (2011); Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, USA (2012); York College of Pennsylvania, York, USA (2012); and Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, USA (2013)
Resistance Is . . . Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2005Gordon Parks, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Gordon Parks: Half Past Autumn: Selections from the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, USA
2002Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, USA (2002); travelled to Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, USA (2003)
2001Gordon Parks: Photojournalism, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1997Half Past Autumn: A Retrospective, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA; travelled to Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA (1999); and Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA (1999)
Manhattan, Kansas, Revisited, Manhattan Arts Center, Kansas, USA
1993Gordon Parks: Black Americans, The Photographers' Gallery, London, United Kingdom (1993); travelled to National Film Theatre/British Film Institute, London, United Kingdom (1993); National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, United Kingdom (1994); and ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom (1995)
1990Gordon Parks, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
1989Gordon Parks-40 Jahre Fotografie, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, Münster, West Germany (1989); travelled to Fotographie Forum International, Frankfurt, Germany (1989); Amerika-Haus Berlin, Berlin, Germany (1989); and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (1989)
The Photographs of Gordon Parks, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
1985The Photographs of Gordon Parks, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
1983The Photographs of Gordon Parks, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA; travelled to San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
1982Photography at Large, Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami, USA
1981Gordon Parks: Expansions-The Aesthetic Blend of Painting and Photography, Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York, USA
1979Eye Music: New Images by Gordon Parks-An Exhibition of Color Photographs, Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York, USA
1975Moments Without Proper Names, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
1970This Thing Called Jazz, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
1966The Works of Gordon Parks, Time-Life Gallery, New York, USA
1960Limelight Gallery, New York, USA
1953The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
1945Industrial Photographs from the Standard Oil Company (N.J.) Collection by Gordon Parks, New York Public Library, New York, USA
FILMS
1989Martin
1987Moments Without Proper Names
1984Solomon Northup's Odyssey
1976Leadbelly
1974The Super Cops
1972Shaft's Big Score!
1971Shaft
1969The Learning Tree
1968The World of Piri Thomas
1968Diary of a Harlem Family
1964Flavio
SELECTED MUSICAL WORKS
2000A Star for Noon Suite,. Companion to book A Star for Noon
1987Moments Without Proper Names, film score
1984Solomon Northup's Odyssey, film score
1984"Remember," song from film Solomon Northup's Odyssey
1972"Don't Misunderstand," song from film Shaft's Big Score!
1972Shaft's Big Score, film score
1969"The Learning Tree," song from film The Learning Tree
1969The Learning Tree, film score
1967The Tree Symphony, composed with themes by Parks; basis for music used in film The Learning Tree Martin. Music for ballet released on film, 1990
1953Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Calder Foundation, New York, USA
The Capital Group Foundation / Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University Chrysler Museum of Art, California, USA
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA
Collection of Judith Ellis Glickman (exhibited at Portland Museum of Art), Maine, USA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA
George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York, USA
Gordon Parks Museum for Culture and Diversity, Fort Scott Community College, Kansas, USA
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, USA
Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, USA
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, USA
International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Leonard H. Axe Library, Pittsburg State University, Kansas, USA
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Kansas, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas, Missouri, USA
New York Public Library, New York, USA
Norton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA
Time Inc. Picture Collection, New York, USA
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA
University of Louisville Photographic Archives, Kentucky, USA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, USA