California is the subject of this exhibition, but this is not everyone’s California. Rather this is collector Stephen White’s particular view of the state. It is an area rich in natural wonders, flowing with abundant resources, and populated with fascinating individuals – pioneers, visionaries, and oddballs. This is a California full of tall tales and fiercely independent people who lived lives as big and bold as the state itself. These are some of the pictures and stories from Stephen White’s California.
Curator Dennis Reed and UCR Associate Professor of History, Catherine Gudis, talk about their favorite California stories and the rich history depicted through Stephen White’s collection of photographs, followed by a Q&A.
Third Thursday Talks are made possible with the generous support from the Marjorie and Glenn Thomas Memorial Fund.