© 2023 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Homer Page's Guggenheim Year

Photographer Homer Page is largely unknown today because he exhibited and sold few photographs during his lifetime. A new exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art displays nearly 70 of Page's rare black-and-white photographs of post-war New York. By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – Nelson-Atkins Curator of Photography Keith Davis calls Page's works the "missing link" between the humanistic documentary photography of the 1930s and 40s and the grittier work of the late 50s. Davis told KCUR's Laura Spencer that it was in the early 1990s, while researching a book that he started searching for Page's work.

The exhibition The Photographs of Homer Page: The Guggenheim Year, New York, 1949-50. continues through June 7th in the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Exhibition Programs: Gallery Walk The Curator is IN! 7 p.m., Friday, March 20 Meet in Gallery L11

Forum In the Street: Photographers Look at America, 1945-1968 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, April 2 Free; tickets required.

Download recent arts stories/interviews or subscribe to the KCUR Arts Podcast

KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and powerful storytelling.
Your donation helps make nonprofit journalism available for everyone.