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Macy's, the Gordon Parks Foundation and American Black Film Festival Celebrate the 100th Birthday of American Icon, Gordon Parks.
Macy's Metro Center
Lower Level, Furniture Gallery
Hired in 1948 by LIFE magazine as their first African-American staff photographer, Gordon Parks was a modern day Renaissance man who also found success as a film director, author and composer.
Celebrate the life of Gordon Park by viewing iconic images in our photographic art installation featuring some of his most beloved works, such as American Gothic, Washington D.C. 1942 during the month of February!
Join us at our " In Conversation " with actor Malik Yoba, award- winning filmmaker Hans Charles and award-winning writer and filmmaker Colen Wiley, moderated by WJLA Reporter Jummy Olabanji, for a spirited discussion on Gordon Parks' influence on film and the future of African- American cinema. Following the discussion, enjoy light refreshments. Plus, with any $50 or more purchase made during the event, receive a commemorative Gordon Parks journal.*
Visit macys.com/celebrate for more information and to test your knowledge of Black History Month for a chance to win a $1,000 Macy's Gift Card. Plus, from February 1st to February 28th, enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the American Black Film Festival in Miami courtesy of American Airlines.**
The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public and supports artistic and educational activities. The Foundation is a division of the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation. For more infromation visit gordonparksfoundation.org.
Diversity. It's not what you think. At Macy's it's part of everything we do.
Event subject to change or cancellation. *While supplies last. **No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years and older. Employees of Macy's, American Airlines and their immediate family members are not eligible. Sweepsakes void in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes runs 2/1/13-2/28/13. For complete official rules, visit macys.com/celebrate.