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Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College - A Symposium


The Mutiny on the Amistad

Friday, October 4, 2013


New York University
Kimmel Center Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South

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

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 view the program schedule and register for this 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. For additional information about the exhibit, please see the 80WSE Galleries website.