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Chicago Cultural Center

Exhibition Detail
Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

March 23rd, 2013 - June 16th, 2013
March 23rd, 2013 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
© Courtesy of the Chicago Cultural Center
Michigan Ave/Downtown
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6
murals, prints

Opening March 23 at the Chicago Cultural Center and running through June 16, "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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