This is a guest post from Reynolda House:
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has awarded Reynolda House Museum of American Art first place in its 2019 Museum Publications Design Competition for the museum’s innovative 2018 exhibition guide. The award was bestowed upon a 16-page tabloid newspaper created for “Dorothea Lange’s America,” a 2018 exhibition at the museum. “Dorothea Lange’s America” chronicled the hardship and heartbreak of a Depression-era generation through some of the most arresting images of the 20th century.
The guide was produced in collaboration with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to generate awareness about the exhibition and to shed light on important issues surrounding poverty and food insecurity as documented in “Dorothea Lange’s America” and still afflicting Northwest North Carolina today. Reynolda House distributed more than 47,000 copies of the Lange tabloid newspaper in a September 2018 issue of the Winston-Salem Journal. The winning piece was also available on-site at the museum throughout the duration of the exhibition and featured interviews with Lange from 1966, Walker Evans’ photos of Winston-Salem from the 1930s and stories of hunger in the local community.
More information available on the Reynolda House web site.