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Exhibitions
"Billie Holiday," (detail) gelatin silver print, by William P. Gottlieb.
On 52nd Street: The Jazz Photography of William P. Gottlieb
July 10, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Shaw Ruddock Gallery

On 52nd Street: The Jazz Photography of William P. Gottlieb features forty vintage photographs of jazz musicians in performance from the collection of the photographer’s family. William P. Gottlieb (1917–2006) began photographing jazz musicians in 1938 to illustrate a weekly feature he wrote for The Washington Post. Over the next decade he created almost 2,000 portraits of more than 250 musicians. This exhibition brings together Gottlieb’s photographic portraits of jazz musicians whose rebellious self-expression, charisma, edge, and mystery made them American icons.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Members' Reception and Tour

Museum members are invited to a reception and presentation celebrating the exhibition.  Join us for refreshments and hors d'ouevres at 6:00 p.m., followed by a tour of the exhibition led by Frank Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art at 7:00 pm.

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Thursday, August 14 | 7:00 p.m.

Jazz Duo

Hannah Judd and Tate Gale will play within the exhibition.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Night Salon

Frank Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, will lead a tour of the exhibition.

"Billie Holiday," gelatin silver print, by William P. Gottlieb.
"Nat King Cole," gelatin silver print, by William P. Gottlieb.

"John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie," gelatin silver print, by William P. Gottlieb.
"Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong", gelatin silver print, by William P. Gottlieb