Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives Exhibit Closing Day

October 20th, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Chippewa Valley Museum | Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Jacob Riis (1849–1914) was a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. His then-novel idea of using photographs of the city’s slums to illustrate the plight of impoverished residents established Riis as forerunner of modern photojournalism.Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives features photographs by Riis and his contemporaries, as well as his handwritten journals and personal correspondence.

An NEH On the Road traveling exhibit developed in association with the Mid-America Arts Alliance, and The Museum of the City of New York.
Brought to you locally by Chippewa Valley Museum, Royal Credit Union and Mayo Clinic Health System.

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