November 2012 baystateparent Magazine

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Lone Soldier, A Shau Valley, 1971.

Harvey Oswald in 1963, heralded the fact that in the new media age, TV was now king. In addition to the still photography, the Worcester Art Museum has set up four secluded booths where folks can watch documentary footage of everything from a draft lottery to a scene from Easy Rider to clips from popular shows of the time like Batman and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. All the photos in the exhibit predate the digital revolution, and some still bear the crop marks, notations and the other “scars of newsroom haste” that went into processing them from camera to the printed page. These imperfections are, somehow, the

perfect commentary on the terrible beauty emanating from these images — like a piece of fine pottery that only makes sense once it emerges from the kiln. The Worcester Art Museum, located at 55 Salisbury St., presents “Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation” through January 2013. The exhibit is accompanied by a full slate of complementary programming, including family activities. Visit for more information. Hours are Wednesday-Friday, Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and the third Thursday of every month: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.). Admission: Children 17 and

edwin “buzz” aldrin

david hume kennerly

gerald smith

bernie boston gene anthony

Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield at Romanoff’s in Beverly Hills, 1957.

Neil Armstrong plants the flag on the moon, July 20, 1969.

under are free; adults are $14; seniors and college students with ID are $12. Museum admission is free the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon.

Jim Keogh is the Assistant Vice President of News at Clark University. He lives in Worcester with his wife and son, and his daughter is away at college.

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