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New Photography Exhibition Highlights 70 years of Inland Empire History

The Inland Empire in Southern California, a region of 4.5 million people, is many times ignored and relegated to the but of jokes. While photographers and other artists have used the Inland Empire as a creative lab. The visions of these artists — experimental, hard-eyed, and imaginative — have influenced the course of contemporary art and photography and inspired “In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to the Present.”

The exhibit, which opened on January 19, and will run until April 28, 2019, is is the first exhibition to survey this remarkable history. Programing to accompany the exhibit includes:

Roundtable at RAM: Eyes Wide Open–Discoveries in the IE
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Gallery Tour: 12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 1:30 p.m. | Location: RAM
Robbert Flick, Ken Marchionno, Susan Straight, and Kim Stringfellow share their inland discoveries and how their finds inspired their work.

Stan Brakhage's Desert Plus Shorts Made in the Inland Empire
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Gallery Tour: 2 p.m.
Film: 3 p.m.
A screening of Desert by Stan Brakhage, one of America's most important non-narrative experimental filmmakers plus short films of the IE by various independent filmmakers.
This must-see exhibition about the 13th most populous area of the US, features 194 by 54 photographers, including Ansel Adams, John Divola, and UCR ARTS new senior curator Douglas McCulloh, is presented jointly by both UCR ARTS California Museum of Photography and the Riverside Art Museum.

The exhibition is also accompanied by a complete catalog published by the Inlandia Institute.
“In the Sunshine of Neglect” can be seen at the following two locations:

UCR ARTS | California Museum of Photography
3824 + 3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 5pm, Sunday: 11am - 4pm
$6 for general admission, $3 for seniors, jurors, and veterans, and free for college students with ID, and Children under 12 accompanied by an adult.

Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA, 92501
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
$5 general admission, $3 for students with ID and seniors, and free for military and their families and children under 12.
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