James Baldwin by Robert Adelman

Politics, Race, Celebrity: Photographs from the Esquire Collection

Larry & Barbara Marshall Family Balcony, 404

In December 1980, 26 large metal storage cases containing an estimated 40,000 works of graphic art from Esquire, "the magazine for men," arrived at KU. A choice selection of these works is now part of the Spencer Museum's collection. Esquire featured topical and thematic stories often accompanied with photographs of considerable political and cultural interest. This exhibition shares original photographs of trenchant, surprising, and memorable moments captured by Esquire photographers. This exhibition is supported by the Lee F. Young Esquire Collection Fund.