Jack London Exhibition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (1/20–4/15) and a Conversation with Sue Hodson on January 21, at 2:00 PM


Jack London Exhibition Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (1/20–4/15) and a Conversation with Sue Hodson on January 21, at 2:00 PM

An Eye for Adventure: Photographs by Jack London

January 20, 2018 to April 15, 201  


Jack London (1876-1916) is revered as the quintessential American novelist and short story writer, and in the Sonoma area he is a renowned native son. His internationally celebrated literary works include The Call of the Wild, The Sea Wolf, White Fang, and Martin Eden. Less well known are London’s concurrent explorations in photography. This exhibition will introduce an array of the writer’s photographs gathered from his adventures as a war correspondent and global sailor. Included are views from the Russo-Japanese War, San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire, and visits to Hawaii and the South Seas islands. They reveal London’s avid curiosity, his perceptive and compassionate eye, and his remarkable comprehension of the then-new art of photography. Curated by Helaine Glick.

Special Event 

In Conversation: Sue Hodson with Helaine Glick on Jack London
Sunday, January 21 2:00 PM
Sue Hodson, recently retired curator of literary manuscripts at the Huntington Library, and co-author of the book Jack London, Photographer (2010) will speak about London’s experiences as a photographer–both in his journalism career, and on his travels–with Helaine Glick, curator of SVMA’s exhibition An Eye for Adventure. Following the talk, Hodson will be on hand to sign copies of her book, which will be available in The Museum Store.
Tickets for this event are $10 for Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Members / $15 for non-members

Space is limited.

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