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News Release:  Exhibit Of Hale Woodruff Murals, Paintings And Prints Opens March 23 At Chicago Cultural Center

 

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Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College

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Hale Aspacio Woodruff (American, 1900–1980), The  Underground Railroad, 1942, oil on canvas, 72 x 120  inches. Collection of Talladega College, Talladega,  Alabama. © Talladega College. Photo: Peter Harholdt

"Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College" features six monumentally-scaled murals painted in 1939-42 by African American artist Hale Woodruff. Never before seen outside of Alabama's Talladega College, the murals depict the 1839 mutiny by slaves on the Spanish ship La Amistad and its aftermath. Newly restored to their original, vibrant colors, the murals are accompanied by 30 paintings and prints that document Woodruff's work from the 1920s to the 1940s, making this exhibition a rare opportunity to see this important Harlem Renaissance artist's work in depth.

 

“Rising Up” is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in collaboration with Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. This exhibition is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

 

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  • Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
  • Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
  • Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
  • Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
  • Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
  • Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
  • Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
  • Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
 

 

Dates:

Exhibit: March 23 - June 16, 2013

Lecture: Thursday, April 25; Gallery Talks: Thursday, April 18 & Thursday, May 16

 

 

 

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Location:
Chicago Cultural Center, 4th Floor Exhibit Hall
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Admission:
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