The Whole World Was Watching
March 5 through September 25, 2011
1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
The Menil Collection presents The Whole World Was Watching, a selection of works from a gift of more than 200 Civil Rights-era photographs from Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil. Through the work of renowned photographers Bob Adelman, Dan Budnik, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Leonard Freed, and Danny Lyon, the exhibition revisits the profound social and political changes that swept the United States in the 1950s and 60s. The exhibition is organized by Michelle White and Danielle Burns, and is on view at the Menil and the Gregory School African-American Library.