Grapes of Wrath http://kgou.org en Depression, Postwar Photos Displayed in New Oklahoma Exhibit http://kgou.org/post/depression-postwar-photos-displayed-new-oklahoma-exhibit <p>Depression-era Oklahoma migrants, World War II combat and postwar Japan are subjects of a new photography exhibition at the <a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a>. The museum at the University of Oklahoma opens <em>On Assignment: the Photojournalism of Horace Bristol</em> to the public Saturday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A public lecture Friday at 6 p.m. on Friday precedes a private exhibition opening reception for Museum Association members and their guests at 7 p.m.</span></p><p>Through his photo essays for <em>LIFE</em>, <em>Fortune</em> and <em>Time </em>magazines, Bristol exposed American audiences to the dismal conditions facing Oklahoma migrants during the Great Depression, the triumphs and horrors of combat during World War II, and the realities of Japanese life following the war.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:57:37 +0000 KGOU Staff 17245 at http://kgou.org Depression, Postwar Photos Displayed in New Oklahoma Exhibit Steinbeck, Oklahoma Can Get Along http://kgou.org/post/steinbeck-oklahoma-can-get-along <p><a href="http://www.steinbeck.org">John Steinbeck</a>&nbsp;does not often rise to the list of universally revered authors among Oklahomans. His book,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loc.gov/search/?q=grapes+of+wrath"><em>The Grapes of Wrath</em></a>, is widely viewed as presenting a negative view of the state's residents.</p><p>But University of Oklahoma history professor <a href="http://www.ou.edu/cas/history/fac-staff-wrobel.html">David Wrobel</a> says the state's reputation has not been cursed by the book.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:52:21 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 4365 at http://kgou.org Steinbeck, Oklahoma Can Get Along