Black and White in Black and White
Images of Dignity, Hope and Diversity in America
January 24 - March 18, 2018
The beginning of the 20th-century was a time of great promise and hope for race relations in America. This optimistic era was fueled by what was known at the time as the “New Negro Movement,” a period which set the stage for the Harlem Renaissance. No one better captured the essence of this time of advancement than African American photographer John Johnson.
Johnson primarily used his neighborhood in Lincoln, Nebraska as his canvas to craft powerful portraits of dignity and hope from 1910 to 1925. Equally as important as Johnson’s ennobling images of African Americans are his images of blacks and whites and other racial groups together, an occurrence that was almost unheard of at the time.
Black and White in Black and White features 31 large-scale prints of Johnson's photographs, created from the original glass negatives. The exhibit is curated by internationally renowned author and photographer Douglas Keister and presented through Exhibit Envoy with support from California State University, Chico.
2018 Upcoming Exhibits
Imagination Expressed 2018
March 21 -May 20, 2018
See the latest works by prominent and new local artists at Museum on Main's annual collaboration with the Pleasanton Art League! Channeling their visions and their creativity through a variety of styles and media, the Tri-Valley art community presents a cavalcade of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, and other works of art.
The Photography of John Newstrom
May 23 - August 5, 2018
A student of Ansel Adams and a child of the Tri-Valley, John Newstrom enjoyed a dual career as photographer and printer for over forty years. See the full scope of his work, from natural landscapes to abstract shapes, from artistic city scenes to commercial wedding portraits.