LIFE Little Women: a story for all generations
Since Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, was published more than 150 years ago, she has been revered and adored for her portrait of American life, her representation of the growth of adolescence to adolescence. maturity, her exploration of the bonds between siblings at the center of history and her innovative implication that the lives of girls and women are rich, complex and powerful. Now, this special edition chronicles the novel’s long and subtle history and celebrates the remarkable spirit of Alcott herself, a woman whose radical approach to life and equality was years ahead of her time.
Explore his biography and the “rebellious spirit” that permeates the book. Consider the many adaptations of history that have kept her legacy at the center of popular culture over the years, including Katharine Hepburn in 1933 and the new film directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan. Let this special edition help you celebrate one of the most important novels in American literature.
LIFE Magazine and the power of photography
Princeton University Museum of Art; Princeton, New Jersey
Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Sunday, June 21, 2020
Offering an in-depth look at the photography featured in LIFE magazine, this exhibition examines how the use of images from the magazine fundamentally shaped the modern idea of photography in the United States. The work of photographers such as Margaret Bourke-White, Larry Burrows, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Dandridge, Gordon Parks and W. Eugene Smith is explored in the context of LIFE’s creative and editorial structures. With unprecedented access to the LIFE magazine photo and paper files, as well as the photographers’ files, the exhibition features a variety of materials, including caption files, contact sheets and filming scripts, which shed new light on the process collaborative behind many iconic images and photo essays.