Art and Conversation

Friday, February 27, 2004
From Transcendence to Tract Homes: Pirkle Jones and the Changing California Landscape

Date + Time

Friday, February 27, 2004
11:00 a.m. - noon


Koret Visitor Education Center


Pirkle Jones and Dorothea Lange's 1956 Death of a Valley series, which documents the transformation of an agricultural community, set a precedent among photographers for a nonidealized view of land use. Garcia discusses this series in conjunction with other work that examines the effects of development in California.

Free with Museum admission.


Erin Garcia, curatorial associate, photography, SFMOMA