April 2, 2022 – July 31, 2022

Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement presents powerful photographs documenting the struggle for justice and equality in 1960s America taken by Danny Lyon, a renowned post-WWII documentary photographer and filmmaker. The exhibition features 57 black-and-white photographs Lyon took in 1963 and 1964 when, as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he traveled the South and Mid-Atlantic regions to document the Civil Rights Movement.

Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement includes photographs of famous activists—such as Martin Luther King Jr and John Lewis—along with pictures of others involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Lyon’s photographs document sit-ins, segregationist signage, arrests, the funeral crowd that assembled for the victims of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, participants in the 1963 March on Washington, and other milestones in the struggle against discrimination. Read the media release.

Free Webinar with Danny Lyon: May 17, 7–8 p.m.: During this moderated online conversation, Danny Lyon will discuss his experiences working for the SNCC and the impact he hopes his photographs and films will have on young people today. Hosted on Zoom, advance registration is required for the program. Get details HERE.

The exhibition is open 10–5 Tuesday–Sunday (closed Mondays). Admission includes all MSV galleries and entrance to the site’s seven-acre formal gardens is $15 adults, $10 youth/senior (60+), free to ages 12 & under (tickets sold onsite).

At the MSV through July 31, 2022, Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. Photos © Danny Lyon, courtesy of Etherton Gallery AZ. The exhibition’s MSV display is sponsored by iHeartMedia.