Magazine article Humanities

Calendar: Endowment-Supported Events

Magazine article Humanities

Calendar: Endowment-Supported Events

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January/February

Famed painting The Resurrection of Lazarus crosses the Atlantic for the first time for "Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit/' opening at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia on January 28. The exhibit showcases over a hundred of Tanner's works, including photographs, prints, sculptures, watercolors, and drawings. The African-American artist, who grew up in Philadelphia after the Civil War, was once elected leader of an artists' colony in rural France and aided servicemen during World War I.

"Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe/ displaying over two hundred objects, including prints, books, instruments, reproductions, and facsimiles, travels to the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, on January 17. Highlights of the exhibit include Albrecht Dürer's prints of the constellations of the northern and southern hemispheres, as well as his woodcut of a rhinoceros, which was the authoritative representation of the animal for centuries.

"For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" opens at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, January 12. On view is a host of media, including magazine covers, print advertising, and book covers that present positive images of black people, especially during the civil rights era from the late 1940s through the mid-1970s. …

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