Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery
1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305
Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The directors of the Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery present an exhibition of work from the Art Faculty of Bakersfield College. The work ranges from drawing, painting, sculpture, and textile to photography, video, and digital media. After the past year of quarantine, stress, change, and loss, the expressions rendered in these works, span a large swath of the emptions we have all felt at one point or another in the past 17 months.
The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery is located at Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Drive Bakersfield, CA 93305. The gallery is situated in the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library on the college’s main campus.
Fall 2021 hours of operation are Monday - Thursday: 1-4 P.M. beginning September 13, 2021. Bakersfield College’s COVID-19 health and safety recommendations will be enforced. This will include required masks, social distancing, limited occupancy, and using the KCCD Daily Pass App to check into the event. For more information please view the Bakersfield College COVID-19 webpage: COVID-19 webpage.
Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos tells one of the compelling stories that helped define the American experience — the farm workers labor movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The show draws on extensive Smithsonian curatorial research about legendary activist Dolores Huerta (b.1930).
This exhibition explores Huerta’s public life as an activist, and also examines her life as a teacher, mother, communicator, organizer, lobbyist, and contract negotiator. The show reveals the multi-ethnic aspects of the labor movement story, including the important participation of Filipinos and African Americans.
The farm workers movement of the 1960s and 1970s advanced the cause of laborers, many of whom were Mexican American and who had been working and living in dire conditions. Its charismatic leader, César Chávez, has rightfully earned a place in American history. The exhibition will broaden the understanding of this movement through a careful look at the under-acknowledged contributions of Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the union, lobbyist, and contract negotiator on its behalf.
This virtual exhibition features bilingual text (English-Spanish), reproductions of historic and personal photographs and documents, along with protest art from the farm workers’ movement. The Bakersfield College Jones Gallery display also features unique artworks, awards and historical objects courtesy of Dolores Huerta, Lori de Leon, and the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) is proud to share the Dolores Huerta bilingual mobile app, designed to accompany the traveling exhibition Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos. It features 16 videos of Dolores Huerta discussing her lifetime of fighting for the rights of farm workers.
To enhance your experience with the virtual tour, we suggest visitors download the Dolores Huerta app. Guests with iPhones can download the free app for iOS in the app store.
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