Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

Exhibit Details

September 14, 2019 - February 23, 2020
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs.

This exhibit presents new portraits from the series The Road I Call Home featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.”

Exhibit Resources

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Program Details

Guided Tour with ASL Interpreter
Saturday, February 8, 11 AM

Guided Tours:
Thursday, September 24, 11 AM
Friday, October 25, 2 PM
Saturday, January 11, 11 AM
Thursday, February 20, 6 PM

Join a scheduled guided tour or request your own guided group tour through February 23, 2020, free of charge, by contacting Museum Assistant Shauna Smith at (417) 837-5700 or slsmith@springfieldmo.gov. There is no minimum group number required to schedule a tour. Weekday and Weekend tours are available. Tours generally last one hour.

Slow Viewing Night: October 3, 6:00 PM
Weisel & Kelly Galleries

Homelessness Awareness Month Press Conference: November 1, 9:30 AM
Community Room

Community Listening Session: November 7, 5:30 PM
Community Room, to be immediately follow by:

Artist Talk: November 7, 6:30 PM
Weisel Gallery

Community Partnership of the Ozarks Advocacy Awards: November 22, 6 PM
Community Room

Springfield Street Choir: January 16, 7 PM
Courtyard Gallery

The Road I Call Home Film Screening: February 6, 2020, 6:30 PM

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Randy Bacon, Will and Hailey, photograph. Courtesy of the artist. © Randy Bacon

A black and white logo that says Missouri Arts Council with an outline of the state of Missouri in t

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.