Above Image: From left Jamey Lundblad, Nathan Mason and Daniel Shulman
Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
Opening Reception: March 22, 2013
Location: Chicago Cultural Center [4th Floor Exhibit Hall]
The exhibition features the works of acclaimed African-American artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff [1900-1980]. In 1938, Alabama’s Talladega College commissioned Woodruff to paint six large-scale murals portraying the Amistad mutiny and the 1987 founding of Talladega College, one of the nation’s first all-black colleges. These murals were installed in the college’s newly constructed Slavery Library. They portray the rise of blacks from slavery to freedom.
In 1912, the High Museum partnered with Talladega College on the removal, extensive conservation treatment, and multi-city tour of the mural series. Chicago is the first stop!
The exhibition “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College” is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in collaboration with Talladega College, Alabama. This exhibition is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation of American Art.
Some Photos from the Opening Reception: March 22, 2013
Curator: Daniel Shulman, Program Director/ Visual Art
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
From left Jamey Lundblad, Nathan Mason and Daniel Shulman
Daniel Shulman is Program Director/ Visual Art at DCASE
Nathan Mason is Curator of Exhibits and Public Art at DCASE
Jamey Lundblad is Director of Marketing and Communications at DCASE
DCASE is Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago