Exhibition | Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion 1966 / 70

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Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO

Jul 01 - 05 2020
Exhibition | Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion 1966 / 70 presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO

Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali | Feb. 14-July 5 |Organized in collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation, this exhibition features approximately 55 photographs, many never before published.

In 1966, Life magazine assigned famed photographer Gordon Parks to cover Muhammad Ali, the brash young boxing champion. Four years later in 1970, the two came together again for a second Life feature story.

These encounters framed a critical passage in the career of the controversial heavyweight, whose antiwar and black separatist views had led to widespread vilification in the United States. They also marked a significant moment of transition for Parks, then following up his remarkable success

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