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Bill Owens: Suburbia

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Bill Owens: Suburbia, first published in 1972, was a slyly subversive look at an inward-looking middle class, who in their own words accompanying the photographs, were seemingly oblivious to the racial and cultural strife roiling America's cities, not to mention the Vietnam War half a world away. With forty years' hindsight, and with many of these same tract homes now replaced by MacMansions, and with Bill Owens himself now brewing premium beer in addition to making digital fashion photographs, we can look back with nostalgia on this brilliant time-piece. For more information call, (909) 395-2510.

© Bill Owens Archive. Exhibit is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions

Bill Owens

Gem of the Foothills

Permanent Exhibit
This exhibit explores the unique history of Ontario—it’s founding, transitions, people and organizations. Explore Ontario from its roots beginning with the Native Peoples and Californio Rancheros to its founding by George Chaffey. Discover why it has been called both a “Model Colony” and the “Gem of the Foothills.” The book, Ontario The Gem of the Foothills by Michael L. Rounds, traces Ontario history from the Native American era to the present day. Many historic images from the museum’s collections are published here for the first time. This interpretive history about our community is for sale in the museum store.
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