1968: A Folsom Redemption
Traveling exhibit from ExhibitsUSA, Mid-America Arts Alliance
Dates: June 26 - August 6, 2020
Featured Image: Dan Poush, Before the First Performance; Blowing Smoke Rings, January 13, 1968; digital scan from original negative, 20 x 13 3/8 inches; Courtesy of the John R. Cash Revocable Trust, photographed by Dan Poush.
Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of a landmark event, 1968: A Folsom Redemption is a collection of photographs and memories of two journalists lucky enough to be among a handful of eyewitnesses to the historic Johnny Cash concerts at Folsom Prison. This candid and personal photography exhibition covers a critical juncture in the career of Johnny Cash, one of the twentieth century’s most beloved performers.
For the first time ever, this travelling road show collection of thirty-one photos features a wide range of intimate photos with friends and family to a backstage meeting with country music legend Merle Haggard with the Man in Black. This exhibition highlights Cash’s golden era from the January 1968 Folsom prison album recording to a March 1, 1969 concert in Anaheim, California when he was getting ready to launch his network television show. 1968: A Folsom Redemption is organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.
1968: The Year that Rocked Washington
A Legacy Washington Exhibit from the Office of the Secretary of State
Dates: June 26 – October 1, 2020
Change was in the air. Everywhere. From Saigon to Seattle, Paris to Pasco, Memphis and Mexico City. On college campuses, the campaign trail and evergreen peaks, Washingtonians were spurred to action. It was the year when Vietnam, civil rights, women’s liberation, and conservation coalesced—the year when tragedy led the 6 o’clock news with numbing regularity. 1968 changed us in ways still rippling through our society a half-century later. Above all, 1968 showed the power of an individual to make a difference. 1968: The Year That Rocked Washington features profiles of Washingtonians, compelling photos, and artifacts that document the activism and aftershocks of a landmark year in world history.