Made in America: Industrial Photography from the Ungar Collection

Gordon H. Coster (1906–88), Man Leaning into Machinery, 1930s, vintage gelatin silver print. Allentown Art Museum, gift of Jon and Nicky Ungar, 2015
Sun, 02/05/2017 - Sun, 05/28/2017
Rodale Gallery

This exhibition features dynamic photography celebrating machinery and industrial workers. Exciting and heroic, these mid-century images build a narrative of industry as a symbol of American progress and prosperity. Made in America showcases selections from the recent gift of 160 photographs donated to the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley by Jon and Nicky Ungar.

Made in America is supported through the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Century Fund, the Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation, the Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation, the Rider-Pool Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of the Museum.

Flip Schulke (1930-2008), Factory Abstraction with Clouds, ca. 1960, vintage gelatin silver print. Allentown Art Museum, gift of Jon and Nicky Ungar, 2015

Jacques Lowe, Bethlehem Steel construction worker smoking cigar, c. 1960, vintage gelatin silver print. Allentown Art Museum, gift of Jon and Nicky Ungar, 2015