African American Museum of Dallas to Host Free Lectures

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African American Museum of Dallas to Host Free Lectures

(DALLAS)  The African American Museum in Dallas is hosting a series of free lectures sponsored by Oncor, one of the nation’s largest utility companies, as part of its major exhibit, “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College”.

The lectures will take at the museum, 3536 Grand Avenue, in Dallas’ Fair Park, during the length of the exhibit, which will be here until Feb. 28, 2013.  Dallas is the only city west of the Mississippi to host the treasured murals, and the only African American museum in the country to share the 70-year-old works.

Here’s a list of the upcoming lectures and gallery talks that will feature some of region’s most recognized art scholars and historians to discuss the history and significance of the murals and Hale Woodruff’s works.

Lecture

2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8
Dr. Mark Thistlewaithe, Kay & Velma Kimbell, Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Gallery Talk

2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 15
John Spriggins, Professor, Arts & Humanities, Dallas County Community College District

Gallery Talk

2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12
Phillip E. Collins, Retired Chief Curator, African American Museum, Dallas

Concert

Alfrlynne Roberts
3:30 p.m., Saturday, January 12

Lecture

Vicki Meek, Artist/Manager, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas

2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19

Lecture

2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9

Dr. Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Professor of History, The University of North Texas, Denton

“Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College” is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, in partnership with Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. This exhibition is made possible by generous support from American Express. The conservation project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Dallas showing of “Rising Up: Hale Woddruff’s Murals at Talladega College” is supported by CHASE, ATT, State Fair of Texas, The Billingsley Company, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Bradford, Demetris Sampson, Dr. & Mrs. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr., Ken & Kay Jarvis Foundation, Hamon Charitable Foundation, and Oncor.

If you have additional questions, please contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, neil@neilfoote.com, 214.448.3765. You may learn more about the exhibit at the museum’s website, http://aamdallas.org or contact the museum directly at 214.596.9026.  The museum’s hours are: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00pm, Closed Sundays, Mondays and designated holidays.

 


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