Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College—A Symposium


Rising Up Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
"The Mutiny on the Amistad" by Hale Woodruff

A symposium on the exhibit "Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College" will be held Friday, October 4 in the Kimmel Center's Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (60 Washington Square South).


Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Faculty Resource Network at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging, NYU/Poly, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Humanities Initiative.

This one-day symposium will focus on the work of Hale Aspacio Woodruff (1900-1980), and is being held in conjunction with the Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College exhibition, currently on display at NYU’s 80WSE Galleries. Presenters will include art historians, historians, curators, and other leading scholars together exploring Hale Woodruff’s art and its significance.


Keynote speakers will include Edmund Barry Gaither, Director and Curator of the Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Artists and Special Consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston; and Marcus Rediker, Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and author of The Amistad Rebellion.


The Symposium is open to members of the NYU and NYC communities. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.


To learn more and register for the symposium, please click here.


Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, in collaboration with Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama.


Read more about the exhibit on the 80WSE Galleries website.

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