Author: Andrea Bruns
Date: November 1, 2012
Categories: Art|Campus Life

An opening reception for Documenting America: Photographs from the Farm Security Administration will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The reception will be held in the Center for the Arts atrium and will include comments at 7:30 p.m., followed by live music and refreshments. All Houghton faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.

Documenting America features black and white photographs taken by artists working for the Farm Security Administration. These 40 images — just a small sampling of the over 80,000 images produced by FSA photographers — capture the harsh realities of life in Depression-era America. Highlights include images by Ben Shahn, Marjory Collins, Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, and Dorothea Lange's iconic photograph, “Migrant Mother”. All images in Documenting America have been generously loaned by the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University.

The Ortlip Art Gallery is an all-purpose exhibition space in the Center for the Arts at Houghton College. The exhibit program of the Ortlip Gallery presents a diverse range of innovative exhibitions and educational programs offering insights into the work of established and emerging regional, national, and international artists and designers.

The Documenting America Art Exhibition is open daily from Friday, November 9, until Thursday, December 18. Visitors may browse the gallery from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit