April 6 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 4:00 pm
Photographs and Revelations
Gary Monroe, Untitled (Spiritual Reading at the Colby Memorial Temple – Cassadaga, Florida), 1996, Gelatin silver print, 12 x 18 inches
Gary Monroe: Photographs and Revelations features 46 black and white photographs by Monroe, as well as 22 cultural objects and 10 paintings from his personal collection.
Monroe has photographed in Brazil, Israel, England, Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Cuba, India, Trinidad, Poland, Egypt, and several other places. Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts supported Monroe’s 10-year photographic documentation of the endings of the old world Jewry that once characterized Miami’s South Beach. The Fulbright Foundation aided his work throughout Haiti, to where he made twenty five trips, and a Southeast College Arts Conference grant recognized his photographs of tourists who were experiencing that typically American rite of passage – a trip to Disney World, which he visited some 300 times. Many of these works are a part of the current exhibit.