Bigger than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title
Aug. 25, 2020 - Feb. 13, 2022
March 22, 1967, Madison Square Garden, New York City. Two men face off in the ring for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner, the Champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner, the Challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley.
What follows is a fight at the crossroads of race, religion, sport, and the politics of the 1960s. Bigger than Boxing features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavy on each man, and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.
Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America
June 29 - Oct. 17, 2021
At the turn of the 20th-century, many African Americans across the country embraced the “New Negro Movement,” which set the stage for the Harlem Renaissance. No one better captured the essence of this time of advancement than African American photographer John Johnson. This exhibition includes thirty-one large-scale black and white photographs captured by Johnson from 1910 to 1925.
Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America is curated by Douglas Keister, presented with support from California State University, Chico, and traveled by Exhibit Envoy.
Image credit: Courtesy of the Douglas Keister Collection
Greatest Photographs of the American West
Nov. 2, 2021 - Feb. 27, 2022
Drawn from the significant holdings of the National Geographic Archive, “Greatest Photographs of the American West” chronicles the history and grandeur of the people and places that define the American West. It offers a broad understanding of a region that has long captivated photographers. Each image captures a different aspect of the West including interactions among the people, visitors, and wildlife, as well as landscapes with endless skies, boundless plains, and dramatic mountains.
Greatest Photographs of the American West is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society. Image credit: Bruce Dale, Monument Valley, Utah, 2001.