The Museum of Street Culture validates the history and everyday experience of people in public places through diverse forms of art, education, and new ideas activating social change and building community.
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 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.
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)
Picturing Homelessness - Artworks by Saturday Kids' Club children
April 14, 2018
Tiny’s Family Life (2003-2005)
Photography and Social Justice - Artworks by the Junior and Venturing Crews
Tiny Revisited (2014)
The exhibition is on view outdoors and inside The Stewpot
(1822 Young Street, Dallas, TX, 75201)
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 Sister Fund,
The Stewpot, The First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Moody Foundation, Restoration Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, and
The Jim and Jill Cochran Family Foundation.
"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