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New Photography Exhibit at BYU Presents Sly Examination of Suburban Life in 1970s America

PROVO, UT.- At the end of the 20th century, more Americans resided in suburbs than in cities and rural communities combined. The vast suburban expansion following World War II provided social mobility and increased autonomy, space and comfort for families and individuals. “Bill Owens: Suburbia,” a new exhibition at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, is a sly photographic study of suburban life in the 1970s—the second generation of the post-war suburban movement. This exhibition of 65 black and white photographs subtly illustrates the incongruities of a consumer culture that has culminated in the American lifestyle of the 21st century. This exhibition will be on view in the Warren & Alice Jones and Paul & Betty Boshard galleries on the lower level of the museum from Friday, April 30, 2010 through Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. Admission is free of charge. The museum will host a “Neighborhood Block Party”