Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


The Family in Photography
  • The Family in Photography
  • 06-Dec-1997 - 22-Mar-1998
  • North Balcony, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

This exhibition examines the evolution of images of the family from the 19th century to the present. It also explores the social changes that are encoded in images of the family. As the most important social instituting of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the family, and the values and beliefs shared by its members, are indicative of the values of society as a whole. This examination of photographs of the family offers an insightful look at how our ideas about ourselves have changed since the mid-nineteenth century.