Lawrence Schiller: The ‘60s

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Where

Main Museum

When

July - December, 2022

Where

Main Museum

When

July - December, 2022

Chase Wing Ramp

Chase Wing Ramp

Lawrence Schiller documented some of the most important and often tumultuous events of the second half of the 20th century.

Dating from 1962 to 1968, this selection of images from Schiller’s portfolio, The ‘60s, includes photographs of Joe DiMaggio at Marilyn Monroe’s funeral, Richard Nixon on the campaign trail, the controversial psychiatrist Timothy Leary, the Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson fight, and a portrait of Robert Kennedy during his last political campaign before his assassination in Los Angeles on June 6, 1968.

Schiller was born in 1936 in Brooklyn and grew up in San Diego. After graduating from Pepperdine College, he went to work for Life Magazine and the Saturday Evening Post as a photojournalist. He published numerous books including LSD (1966), Marilyn (1973, in collaboration with Norman Mailer); and worked on several motion pictures including The American Dreamer (1971), and The Executioner’s Song (1982).


Organized from the museum’s collection, this exhibition is curated by Christine Giles, Senior Curator.

This season’s exhibitions are sponsored by the Herman & Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation and Yvonne & Steve (*in memoriam) Maloney.

Image: Lawrence Schiller, Muhammad Ali Defeating Floyd Patterson, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1965 (from the portfolio The ‘60s), 1965, photograph, gift of the artist. 1-2008.13

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