Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO
$20,000 toward Homer Page: The Guggenheim Year, an exhibition on the photographer with accompanying monograph, organized by museum curator Keith F. Davis. Originally from Oakland, CA, Page studied art and social psychology at the University of California and in 1940 took classes at the New Bauhaus in Chicago. In 1949, approximately a year after moving to New York, Page received a Guggenheim Fellowship that allowed him to focus on his artistic vision of modern American culture through formally inventive photographs that were charged with a complex sense of psychology and emotion.