Looking for Home:
A Yearlong Focus on the Work of Mary Ellen Mark
The Museum of Street Culture, in association with the Mary Ellen Mark Foundation, will feature 30 years of Marks' photographs of Erin Blackwell Charles, a.k.a. Tiny. The installation in ENCORE PARK presents a series of four curated exhibitions tracing the life of Tiny, a 13-year-old runaway teen when Mark first encountered her in Seattle, Washington, in 1983, while Mark was working on a story for Life Magazine. After the article was published, Mark continued to document Tiny's life.
Each exhibition will be phased in, and will depict different periods of Tiny's experiences on and off the streets between 1983 and 2014, and the obstacles she faced and sought to overcome. By June 2018, all photographs from the four exhibitions will be on view.
October 1, 2017
“Streetwise: Tiny and Runaway Children in Seattle” (1983)
Mary Ellen Mark’s earliest photographs of Tiny and street kids in Seattle
January 27, 2018
“Tiny and Her Children” (1985-1999)
April 14, 2018
“Tiny’s Family Life” (2003-2005)
June 16, 2018
“Tiny Revisited” (2014)
The exhibition is on view outdoors and inside The Stewpot (1822 Young Street, Dallas, TX, 75201) 12pm - 1pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Or by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Docent-led tours are available. No cost of admission.
Closed during holidays | November 22 - 26 and December 20 - January 14.
In conjunction with Looking for Home: A Yearlong Focus on the Work of Mary Ellen Mark, The Museum of Street Culture is planning a broad range of programs, including the screening of Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bells’ documentary films Streetwise and Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell; and a public dialogue series, pairing artists and arts professionals with social and human service providers.
Looking for Home is curated by Alan Govenar (Founding Director,
The Museum of Street Culture) and Martin Bell, Meredith Lue, and Julia Bezgin (Mary Ellen Mark Foundation).
Exhibition Design: Studio Adrien Gardère
Architects: Oglesby Greene
Looking for Home: A Yearlong Focus on the Work of Mary Ellen Mark is supported in part by Encore Park Dallas, Documentary Arts, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, The Stewpot, First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Moody Foundation, and the Restoration Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas.
Transformation of Encore Park
The Museum of Street Culture is located in Encore Park in the heart of an historic area of downtown Dallas, flanked by the Farmers Market, City Hall, and the Main Street District. Pioneered by The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas and formally organized as a non-profit organization in 2013, Encore Park works with a diverse coalition of partners to coordinate programming that unites human services, creative arts, and historic preservation in an unprecedented collaborative system focused on building relationships and abundant life.
"To have a unique museum like this is something that we can be very proud of. Nobody has really ventured into this area and I really think it's breakthrough."
~Mike Rawlings, Mayor, City of Dallas
The Museum of Street Culture will engage all areas of Encore Park, including The Stewpot, the 508 amphitheater, 508 Park, Community Garden, and 515 Park.