Mrs. Jefferson, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1950

Untitled, St.Louis, Missouri, 1950


Frisco Railway Station, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1950

Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan, 1950

Press Release

Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas--focusing on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s, but also relating to Parks' own fascinating life story.

Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Wichita presentation of Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks is generously sponsored by Emprise Bank, Gridley Family Foundation, and the Kansas Humanities Council.

This exhibition is funded in part by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization promoting understanding of the history, traditions, and ideas that shape our lives and build community. 

On view in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery



In winter 2016, three Wichita museums partner with simultaneous exhibitions devoted to Gordon Parks (1912-2006), a Kansas native and one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time. 

Gordon Parks: Freedom to Expand Community Symposium February 12th and 13th at Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University and Wichita Art Museum.