“American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart” at the Haggin Museum

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Although known primarily as a country music star, Marty Stuart is a master storyteller not only through his songs, but also through his revealing photographs.

September 21, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Marty Stuart has been taking photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour with bluegrass performer Lester Flatt at age thirteen. His inspirations include his mother, Hilda Stuart, whom he watched document their family’s everyday life in Mississippi. A selection of her work is also on view. He also admires bassist Milt Hinton’s photographs of fellow jazz artists and Edward Curtis’s well-known images of Native Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Stuart’s works range from intimate behind-the-scenes depictions of legendary musicians, to images of eccentric characters from the back roads of America, to dignified portraits of members of the impoverished Lakota tribe in South Dakota, a people he was introduced to by his former father-in-law, Johnny Cash. Whatever the subject, Stuart is able to tease out something unexpected or hidden beneath the surface through a skillful sense of timing and composition, as well as a unique relationship with the sitters often based on years of friendship and trust.

Museum Hours:

  • Saturdays-Sundays: 12:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays-Fridays: 1:30-5:00 p.m.
  • 1st & 3rd Thursdays: 1:30-9:00 p.m.

Discounted admission through October 13, 2017--will change once renovation is completed:

  • Adults (ages 18-64): $5
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $5
  • Youth (ages 10-17) and Students (with valid school ID): Free
  • Museum Members, Children under age 10 accompanied by an adult, First Saturday of the month: Free

Regular Admission:

  • Adults (ages 18-64): $8
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $7
  • Youth (ages 10-17) and Students (with valid school ID): $5
  • Museum Members, Children under age 10 accompanied by an adult, First Saturday of the month: Free

Location:
The Haggin Museum
1201 N. Pershing Ave
Stockton, California

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