American Farmer opens on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Temecula Valley Museum. This exhibition presents a collection of portraits showing the geographic and cultural diversity of the American Farmer. The exhibit will be on display in the second-floor gallery at the museum from Friday, January 31, 2020 to Sunday, March 15, 2020.
When American photographer Paul Mobley set out to capture the soul of our country’s farm communities, he encountered an enduring rural culture that remains rooted in the principles of tradition, family, integrity, and hard work. Crisscrossing the country, from Alaska to Florida, Mobley and his camera were welcomed time and time again into the homes of hundreds of farm families. Visit after visit, Mobley came to know the independent farmer’s spirit from both behind the lens and across the dinner table. He sought the elusive spirit of agriculture, looking for subjects that mirrored the project’s sense of risk and independence. The resulting images show farmers with a strong sense of where they belong in the universe, a close connection to the land, and their day-to-day work as it affects the rest of the world. Mobley’s heroic photographs reveal the true face of American farming, and remind us what it means to live with simplicity, contentment, and decency in a world that so often forgets.
This exhibition was curated and organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.
For more information, please visit TemeculaValleyMuseum.org or call (951) 694-6450.
This exhibition is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. ExhibitsUSA sends more than twenty-five exhibitions on tour to over 100 small and mid-sized communities every year. These exhibitions create access to an array of arts and humanities experiences, nurture the understanding of diverse cultures and art forms, and encourage the expanding depth and breadth of cultural life in local communities. For more information about ExhibitsUSA, please email MoreArt@maaa.org or visit www.eusa.org.
About Mid-America Arts Alliance
Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our region and beyond. We achieve this primarily through our national traveling exhibition programs, innovative leadership development, and strategic grant making. We are especially committed to enriching the cultural life of historically underserved communities by providing high quality, meaningful, and accessible arts and culture programs and services. We believe in more art for more people. Additional information about M-AAA is available at www.maaa.org