South Bend Museum of Art

Log Number: ARPML-250887-OMLS-22

The South Bend Museum of Art in Indiana will host an exhibition on Lewis Hine, the father of American documentary photography. The exhibit will highlight Hine's focus on immigration, the dignity of the American worker, and how Hine's activism was instrumental in reforming child labor laws. Companion exhibitions will address modern-day immigration and advocacy through the arts. The exhibition also will include a panel of community members, scholars, and artists who will address the topics of labor, immigration, and the changing nature of work. Community members will be invited to design banners on the theme, which the museum will hang downtown in the summer. Through on-site and off-site programming for all ages, the museum seeks to spark discussion and action related to inclusion, stereotyping, and other issues that divide us in a safe environment that facilitates healing from the social isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.